The kids are truly able to see what the ant world looks like that is too small for them to experience with their own eyes. While they won't replace being out in nature and watching ants in their natural habitat, this is honestly as far as they will probably come to seeing larvae and such.
Ants - Insects 4 Kids
Information about raising and observing
ants. How to build an ant farm. Learn about ant anatomy and how
to draw an ant.
The anatomy of ants is very interesing. Use this diagram, that
shows the main body parts of ants, and the information below
to learn about about the anatomy of ants.
Ants nave been farming fungi for millions of years. Come find
out how scientists have figured this out.
How to control Ants Without Poison
In a home with children, pets, and ants, you'll want to discourage or get rid of the ants in ways that won't hurt the kids and pets. Experiment to see which of these safe ways work best in your home.
to Make an Ant Colony (Formicarium)
Probably clear plxiglass could be safer to use than glass. A
good way to make your own ant farm. Warning, though, ants can
escape from the most cleverly made "farm," so release
the ants far from your home when done watching them.
Natural History Museum AntCam
Check out our colony of thousands of leafcutter ants. They live in a large glass ant case called a formicary, in our Creepy Crawlies gallery.
Stranger than Fiction
While there is much obsession with finding life in outer space,
there are about one million different kinds of denizens of the
animal world that breathe without lungs or gills, yet all have
the same three body sections, six legs and antennae.
Try to Make an Ant Get Lost
Analyze the ants. Carefully note what they do when they reach the ground again after crossing the obstruction. Do they seem confused? Do they go the wrong way? How long does it take them to figure out the right way? Do your ants eventually learn the new path over the obstruction?
Two-Jar Ant Farm
Keep your ant farm covered and dark when you're not looking at it. Open the lid at least once a day so fresh oxygen can get in. Ants like bread crumbs, tiny bits of fruit or vegetables, and drops of honey. By Kathy Ceceri, HEM S/O 08.
In this popular Stage 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book,
Arthur Dorros explores the fascinating and complex ways in which
these industrious insects work together to keep their ant cities
Are You an Ant?
by Tudor Humphries (Illustrator), Judy Allen
PreSchool-Grade 3-Easy-readers that offer a virtual bug's-eye
view of the world. Vivid watercolor paintings on two-page spreads
depict the subject insect in its backyard habitat; most views
are close-ups, with the creature juxtaposed against towering
leaves of grass, weeds, flowers, etc.