Ant Habitats and Behavior (Part 2)



  • Insect aspirator
  • food coloring (3 colors)
  • cotton balls
  • sugar
  • bottle for mixing
  • dropper
  • round tupperware
  • fluon (to keep ants from escaping)


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Ant Habitats and Behavior (Part 1)


  • Insect aspirator
  • small bin with top


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Adaptation: Competition in Foraging for Food


Classifying Plastics (Plassifying?)

Adapted from Dr. Dennis Harvey.


  • Samples of plastics (#1 – #6) , cut into small pieces and put into bags labeled A – F
  • Scissors
  • Beaker
  • Sterno can + matches
  • Copper wire
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Owl Pellets

What You Do:

Explore food chains and the concepts of predator and prey.

Learn about the digestive system of owls.

Practice forming and testing a hypothesis.

Dissect an owl pellet and identify the bones within.

Plankton Evolution: Slow-Race to the Bottom



Cold Water Adaptation

IT'S SO FLUFFYAdapted from Nature’s Spirit


  • Plastic tub
  • Ice water (need lots of ice!)
  • Latex gloves
  • Stopwatch
  • Vaseline

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Oil Spill!

otters hate oil spills

Adapted from The Kitchen Pantry Scientist


  • 1 Flat baking dish
  • water
  • plastic spoons (for skimming)
  • 1 cup (for mixing and eventually collecting oil)
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • Sorbents (sponges, cloths, styrofoam, etc.)
  • Paper towels
  • Dishwashing soap

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