Aa is for Ant
BIBLE VERSE AND SONG:
Proverbs 6:6 (sung to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
Go to the ant, you sluggard,
Consider her ways
And be wise
Stay busy for God
Says Proverbs 6:6
ANT FARM & TUTORIAL :
We made our ant farm and the ants have been busy working!
To make one too you will need:
*2 jars - 1 should fit nicely inside of the other with space to fill with dirt. (you may also find that a soda can works well as the inside container)
*Food for ants (watermelon, orange, etc.)
Cap one jar and place it inside of the other.
Fill with dirt, preferably from the location of the ants.
Add your ants (we laid out a piece of watermelon as bait)
Add some sugar water a few drops at a time (you do not want to drown your ants)
Top with some fruit scraps
Cover with cheesecloth using a rubber band.
Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers site to download your free ants writing prompts.
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I wanted to let you know that I've included this post in my links from my Magic School Bus Primary Science Lesson Plans! Thank you so much for your inspiring creativity
-Carrie @ The Homeschool Belle
I love this idea & will be doing this with our Magic School Bus plans for our Ant Study but had a question, where do you put the water? Just drop it in every day?
Yes, we just used an eye dropper and would put a few drops in each day when we looked at it.
I thought you needed a queen? You just capture a few ants and that's it?
Can you explain why you add the second jar?
You add the second jar in the middle so it keeps the ants building their tunnels where you can see them.
We did not have a Queen ant. We just captured a few ants, observed them for a little over a week, then let them go back in our yard.
What a neat idea! I've been thinking of getting an ant farm but I love the thought of making our own and letting them go after a week or so much better.
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