Lesson Plans

Ant Farm
Kenneth E. Guthrie
Day Adult Education
Christiansted, Virgin Islands

People often think of insects as pests, but insects are valuable members of the natural world. In this lesson, students investigate the extraordinary manner in which insects live and interact. Student groups collect different types of insects and study their habits. Students identify different species and record observation data into laptop computers, then use mathematical formulas to analyze the data. Groups collect ants and create ant colonies. As a final activity, groups present their findings to the class, using their laptops.

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Informal Science

For the Birds
Jennifer Duberstein

Ant Farm
Kenneth E. Guthrie

Watershed Biology
Frederick E. Maier

Meteor Monitor
Stephen Nicoletti

Testing the Waters
Mary E. Slack

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