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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.


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student-facing evolution adaptation ants



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