II.C.1 ANTS: Strength in Teamwork and Safety in Numbers
Class Data Worksheet

Instructions for the teacher:
This sheet can be can be copied on the chalkboard or overhead projector. See Part Four for additional instructions.

  1. Anthills: Use all Student Data sheets #1 that your students completed. List the team #s in the box of the appropriate anthill type.

    Volcano circle 1 hole,
    no hill
    Several holes,
    no hill
    Wide bumpy hill,
    many holes
    Other
               


  2. Anthill identification: Use Student Data Sheet #1 to fill in the information for each team. This will help associate ants with the appropriate anthill and ensure students are using the same names for the same ants.
  3. Team Length Width Ant description Bait used Name of Ant
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    2          
    3          
    4          
    5          
    6          
    7          
    8          
    9          
    10          
    11          
    12          



  4. Ant Main Street, Scrubville, USA: Have student teams draw a small house on the chalkboard to represent each anthill they studied. Each house should be labeled with the name of the ant that lives there. Teams should try to record the houses in the order the anthills were arranged at the study site.
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    Example:


    fast ant

    yellow ant

    crazy ant
  6. Recruitment: Use Student Data Sheet #2
  7. Team Bait distance Time to find bait
    Column A
    Time to return to nest
    Column B
    Time to recruit help
    Column C
    Number of kinds of ants at bait
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
  • Add numbers in column A and divide by the number of teams to get the average time it took for ants to find the bait.
  • Add the numbers in column B and divide by the number of teams to find the average time it took for the ants to return to the nest.
  • Add the numbers in column C and divide by the number of teams to find the average time it took for ants to recruit help.
IIC1-Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4
Student data sheet #1    Student data sheet #2    Class data sheet
Unit II. SAND-DWELLING ANIMALS
A. Ant Lions:    II.A.1
B. Scrub Burrowing Wolf Spiders:    II.B.1
C. Ants:     II.C.1   
D. Glossary    E. Questions for Student Evaluation