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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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Animals, including humans
- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
- Living things and their habitats
The principal focus of science teaching in key stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They should be encouraged to be curious and ask questions a...
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