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78 resources with the concept ants

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Experiments in Space

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Check out this collection of four fun studies based on real research from the International Space Station! Students compare spiders, ants, butterflies, and plants at their own school with those on the ISS. Tons of extra teacher materials...
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We've Got Ants in Our Plants!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some ants are so aggressive, they can repel an elephant. Viewers learn this fact and more in an engaging video that is part of a larger playlist on biology. It discusses the relationships between ants and plants. While plants provide...
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Why Don't Ants Get Stuck In Traffic?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ants head out in the morning to collect food and all return at the end of the day, yet they don't have traffic jams. An intriguing resource compares ant travel patterns to human travel patterns as part of a biology playlist. It discusses...
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Leafcutter Ants

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What is nature's equivalent to a chainsaw? Surely the leafcutter ants! They use their jaws, which vibrate at 1000 times per second, to precisely cut through leaves and flowers. Watch this fun video to see how they do it!
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Insects

For Students 3rd - 7th
Queen Latifah makes a cameo in this Bill Nye episode on insects. The facts taught are that the queen bee is in charge of a bee colony, ants can dig tunnels, and exoskeletons support, strengthen, and protect the insect's body. While you...
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Hey, Little Ant

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
A instructional activity about opinions and perspective begins with a discussion that challenges scholars to imagine their life as an ant. Learners then listen to a read-aloud of Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose and Hannah...
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Mating Frenzies, Sperm Hoards, and Brood Raids: the Life of a Fire Ant Queen

For Students 6th - 12th
The dramatic story of the life cycle of a fire ant queen is featured in a short video that details the queen's struggle to survive amid floods, fierce battles, and forage wars.
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Insect Picture Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Creepy crawly insects! Learn the names of 12 different insects, including ladybugs, cicadas, and katydids. Each card features a picture of the insect as well as its name in large letters.
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Dead Ant Tag

For Students K - 5th
Tag, you're a dead ant! Players run around the playing area and runs from the taggers. If a player gets tagged, then they must lay on the ground with their arms and legs in the air. To get back into the game, four people must touch the...
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Insect Cribs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Which sounds like the worst way to die: being paralyzed until you are eaten or being imprisoned until you are licked to death? Both of these scenarios happen in nature, and a frightening Brain Scoop video explains the details as part of...
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Romantic Ants

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Almost every ant you have ever seen in your life is female. The video, part of an Insect playlist by Brain Scoop, discusses the unique sex lives of ants. It explains the unique anatomy and habits that are conducive to all-female colonies.
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Bullet Ant Venom

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered the best way to milk an ant? An interesting Brain Scoop video explains two ways to do just that as part of their playlist on Insects. It highlights the bullet ant, which has the most intense sting of any insect....
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Dissecting Ants

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists study the gut bacteria in ants to better understand their digestive process. Brain Scoop presents the proper way to dissect ants as part of their Insects playlist. The video shows the steps and explains why each is necessary...
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The Double-Crossing Ants to Whom Friendship Means Nothing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
I'll scratch your back, if you'll scratch mine—unless someone else comes along that is a better scratcher! Examine the fickle nature of rainforest insects using a captivating video. The narrator describes the mutualistic relationship...
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Where Are the Ants Carrying All Those Leaves?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ants don't eat leaves, they use them for farming. The video focuses on this practice, which ants have done for 60 million years. It explains how they use the leaves to grow fungus and build entire underground cities. They even assign...
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Winter is Coming for These Argentine Ant Invaders

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When ants touch antennas with each other, they exchange information about which jobs they need to complete. The video focuses on the spread of the Argentine ants invading the globe. They eliminate local ants, even those that are more...
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Invasion of the Yellow Crazy Ants!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How much does an invasive species really matter? The video focuses on examples of accidental species spread as well as intentional introductions. It highlights the problems caused by spreading new plants and animals to areas with no...
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The Ants and the Grasshopper

For Students 3rd Standards
10 questions—seven multiple choice, three short answer—make up a reading comprehension activity showcasing the Aesop's fable, The Ants and the Grasshopper. 
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The Grasshopper and the Ants

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Instill the importance of preparedness with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Grasshopper and the Ants. Scholars watch, listen, and gain vocabulary recognition as insects prepare for winter proving that hard work pays off.
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How Plants Attract Bodyguards

For Students 9th - 12th
Why would non-flowering leaves produce nectar? Plants adapted behaviors to recruit insects in order to protect themselves. Caterpillars might want to eat the tasty leaves, but not if ants attack them first. When caterpillars start eating...
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The Most Venomous Animals in the World

For Students 9th - 12th
The king cobra has enough venom to bring down an adult elephant. Video begins with a brief explanation of what venom is before exploring the most venomous animal in the world. It continues with examples of many venomous animals, how they...
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Why Don't Ants Get Stuck In Traffic?

For Students 7th - 12th
Ants don't get stuck in traffic jams because they work together. View an intriguing video that explores the flow of ant traffic by comparing it to car road traffic. If ants can keep their flow of movement steady, then why can't humans?
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Inside the World of Fire Ants!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that fire ant colonies are seen as small mounds on the surface of Earth but underground, tunnels can extend as far as 25 feet away? Viewers learn about the unique history of fire ants, from the pain of their sting to their...
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The Insanely Painful Sting of the Bullet Ant

For Students 7th - 12th
Milking venomous ants? Dissecting bullet ants? Watch a very interesting and informative video on the anatomy of a bullet ant and the power of its venomous sting.