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Animals: Ants

These sites are about ants and their colonies, life cycle, anatomy, habitat, and more. Includes several activity ideas and instructions for building an ant habitat. There are online videos, audio clips, and quizzes. There is also a link to eThemes resource on insects.


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This detailed site includes an encyclopedia of ants, terminology, and a species listing. Also includes many interesting illustrations.
This page has diagrams showing the behavior of ants as they move toward a food source.
This is a labeled illustration of an ant's anatomy that you can print out. NOTE: This site contains Google banner ads.
Follow the instruction to make an indoor home for ants and then observe them. Includes a worksheet you can print out. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This lesson has some activity ideas on ants, including making an ant's body. There is also a list of recommended books on ants. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Play this online interactive game and learn the parts of an ant's body. This game helps show the difference between the anatomy of ants and other bugs. NOTE: Game requires Shockwave.
This lesson plan uses a KWL chart and focuses on the types of shelters ants build and the behavior of these insects. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site is about two movies about ants. There are background resources, word explanations with photo illustrations, and some discussion questions on the ants.
The site teaches you how to draw an ant.
Try some of these cross-curriculum activities on ants.
This site has instructions for creating an ant habitat. Includes some questions.
This is an encyclopedia entry about ants. Click on the links at the bottom, such as "Social Organization," to learn more. NOTE: Site contains ads.
Click on the icon of a page to open a pdf with three pages. Learn how to create an ant's body from candy. NOTE: Site contains ads.
Learn more about ants in general, as well as specific features of five different types of ants.
Explore these websites about insects and their relatives. Included are picture galleries of different types of insects, insect themed activities and games, and insect recipes. There are also online videos, audio clips, and quizzes. Included are eThemes resources on ants, bees, ladybugs, butterflies, silkworms, and grasshoppers.

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