Type:

Article/Essay, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Other, Manual

Description:

In this activity, you will find out about research being conducted on some of the most ancient farmers in the world -- Amazon leafcutter ants. Then you will get to be a researcher yourself. You will watch video segments to make your own virtual field observationsand write your own research proposal. Finally, you will attend a simulated research conference to share your ideas with your peers in a poster session.

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

student-facing evolution adaptation ants

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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SCI.8.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;
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