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.
 Anthills: Use all Student Data sheets #1 that
your students completed. List the team #s in the box of the appropriate anthill type.
Volcano 
½ circle 
1 hole,
no hill 
Several holes,
no hill 
Wide bumpy hill,
many holes 
Other 






 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.
Team 
Length 
Width 
Ant description 
Bait used 
Name of Ant 
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 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 
 Recruitment: Use Student Data Sheet #2
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.
