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| Tunnels of Learning - The World of Ants
By Cynthia Kirkeby
May 21, 2004, 23:11 PST
Tunnels of Learning - The World of Ants
Movies in the Classroom
Grade Level - K-4
Subject - Science, Music, English
Keywords - Ants, colony, ant colony, Antz, Z, ant society, leafcutter, ant farm, entomology, Hymenoptera, ant anatomy
Affiliation - ClassBrain, Inc.
Date 30 April, 2002
Duration - 1-3 class periods
Ants are fascinating creatures, and children are fascinated by them.
Harnessing this interest is a great way to introduce children to science. Is also a wonderful way to integrate science into other subjects. So, crawl around through the pages of this lesson plan and have fun while you explore.
- Watch Antz and discuss the society of ants with your students. Give them A Society of Ants and discuss the following questions:
- What it would like to live in a society of ants?
- Would they fit in?
- Would they be the one that is different, like Z.
- Which role would they like to play in the colony: worker, queen, etc?
- Is it important to conform to what other people expect of you?
- Explore the other resources available below to learn more about the world of ants.
Resources & Materials
Counting Practice The Ants Go Marching 2 by
Parts of an Ant Coloring Page
A Society of Ants
High Hopes- Lyrics
The Ants Go Marching Lyrics
Film 1: Antz (1998)
|© DreamWorks 1998|
A twist of fate turns Z into an unlikely hero. Then, Z finds himself leading a revolution within the colony. Once the most insignificant of workers, Z eventually proved to be the biggest hero of them all. This is a celebration of individuality over conformity.
- Genre(s) - Animation, Comedy
- Rating - PG for mild language and menacing action
- Family Rating kids-in-mind
- Running Time - 1hr 23 min
- Primary Actors - Woody Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Danny Glover, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone
- Music - Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell
- Screenplay - Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
- Producers - Brad Lewis, Aron Warner, Patty Wooton
- Studio - Pacific Data Images, DreamWorks
Online Illustrated Story
This is a story about an Ant Prince that carves out a place for himself in the world after he loses his kingdom.
Two Bad Ants
One Hundred Hungry Ants
The Fascinating World of Ants
Learning Links for Ants
Click here for Internet Learning Links
Click here for Lesson Plans and Experiments
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