THE AMAZING WORLD OF ANTS

Learning All About Ants

By

LaWanda Y. Banks-Miles


This lesson was created as a part of the SMART website and is hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology

OBJECTIVE:  .Students will be able to compare and describe the stages in the life cycle of an ant.

Introduction:  Have you ever looked closely at an ant?  On this web page, you will learn some fun facts about ants, from all around the world.

Ants usually live under the ground in groups called colonies Colonies of ants build tunnels and store food.  Ants guide themselves inside their tunnels by using two long antennae on their heads.  Some ants grow their own food.  They eat a special fungus, or mold, that they make from leaves.  Young ants, or larvae, hatch from cocoons.