Let’s climb down and visit an ant colony today!
Science, math, history…all through a study of ants.
Here’s how our little ladies learned about ants – by reading about them, observing them in nature, reenacting ant behavior with yarn to simulate chambers below the ground, marching like them, followed by a simple craft incorporating yarn, glue, and paper to look at later in their notebooks which will remind them of the facts and fun learned today.
Enacting ant behavior. They used yarn to outline the ant entrance from the couch that led to different chambers housing babies, food, and the queen. Then they crawled through it! Active learning in progress!
This was a song with a catchy tune to learn about numbers as they sang about ants : The Ants Go Marching
This thriving ant colony was actually discovered the day we visited the Australian Gardens at Huntington Gardens in Pasadena. If you want to see how we learned about plants in Australia, take a peek here.
ANIMALS IN TIME is an ideal way to learn about history through the eyes of animals.