A science experiment which explores the food preferences of ants.
Ants are astounding insects. They live in large groups called colonies that are made up of one or more queen ants, female workers and males. Worker ants collect food for themselves and for the other ants in their colony. Ants use their antennae to follow a scent trail, to taste and to communicate with each other.
This Biological Sciences experiment allows students to investigate whether ants prefer cheese or honey as a snack.
Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment, then complete the worksheets provided.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions
Use a range of methods, including drawings and provided tables, to sort information
Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways
Australian Curriculum alignment
Living things have basic needs, including food and water
Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events
Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses
Engage in discussions about observations and represent ideas
Share observations and ideas
Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
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