May 20, 2012

Ant Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about ant anatomy, the ant life cycle, ant jobs, and colonies, types of ants, and ant enemies.  I did this unit study with my 1st grader and I recommend it for Kindergarten to 3rd grade.
Ant Unit Study

Day 1 Ant Anatomy

Day 2 Ant Live Cycle

Day 3 Ant Jobs

Day 4 Ant Colony

Day 5 Types of Ants

Day 6 Ant Enemies


Ant Book List 

Book can be read by the child or by the parent to the child, depending on the child's reading level.

Books I used in the lessons...
Tiny Workers by Nancy Loewen
The Life Cycle of an Ant by Trevor terry & Margaret Linton
Ant Colony by Kathy Furgang
Ant Cities by Arthur Dorros
Ant by Rebecca Stefoff
Giant Anteater by Sara Antill
Dear Deer by Gene Barretta
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Mark White
The Ants go Marching! By Dan Crisp
Ants at the Picnic by Michael Dahl
Truman's Aunt Farm by Jama Kin Rattigan
Other age appropriate books...
The Ants Go Marching One by One by Richard Bernal
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
The Magic School But Gets Ants in its Pants by Joanna Cole
Little Black Ant on Park Street by Janet Halfmann
Look Inside an Ant Nest by Megan Cooley Peterson
What's it like to be an Ant? By Jinny Johnson
Ant by Karen Hartley and Chris Macro
Ant Webvideos

VeggieTales: School House Polka – YouTube

Ant Movies
The Magic School Bus Gets Ants In It's Pants by Scholastic

1 comment:

Tina said...

THANK YOU for posting this. I'm just planning some units for summer, and this will be perfect! You've already done all the work, so I don't have to reinvent the wheel - hooray! ;)