Educator Resources for Ants

Are ants pests, or complex and fascinating creatures? You decide! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the intricate world of ants. Find out about the other insects ants are related to, and what makes them different from other creepy-crawlies. Learn the parts of an ant’s body, and see the amazing way that ants breathe--without lungs! Discover the different jobs that ants can do, and which members of the ant colony live the longest and shortest. Finally, learn about a few of the wackier kinds of ant, including which ones keep slaves and herd caterpillars. Sophisticated or not, we betcha still don’t want them in your house!

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