Science KS2: Life on Planet Ant

Professor Adam Hart is joined by a team of primary school scientists to explore the fascinating underground world of a leafcutter ant colony.

The young scientists get hands-on in their lab, carrying out their own investigations into the lives of these tiny insects - from reproduction to how they fit into the wider ecosystem.

Suitable for: Science/Biology at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level in Scotland.

Inside an ant colony
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How ants communicate
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Why are ants different sizes?
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How to build a mini ant nest
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Life cycle of an ant
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What ants eat and what eats ants
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