Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ant food experiment {part one}

We've all been quite sick for what seems to be ALL WINTER! However in this last week the children and I have felt low again and so the "normal" book routine has been out the window and we've done more of the FUN learning like craft, art and experiments!
With our theme on animals this term I saw a great experiment for ants! You simply put out different types of food scraps and see what is the favourite for the ants. Easy!
For our first attempt we put out Strawberry, Toasty sandwitch, strawberry jam and lastly honey. We wrote down our guesses and waited........

and waited......
and then saw that the ants not only liked the Jam but also the dried up Yogurt that was stuck in the lid that I used! (opps!!)

Here we saw an ant carrying off some bread
and then we noticed that the toasty was totally gone..... we were thinking a bird helped themselves!!
Smiles The Torrents'

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