Year 4

Lesson 3 • Ant picnic

Students use the scientific process to identify the preferred food of ants. They discuss the mutually beneficial relationship between plants and ants.

Sustain the chain

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Students will:

  • investigate food preferences of ants.
  • use scaffolding to plan and conduct an investigation into the food preferences of ants.
  • observe the behaviour of ants and discuss how this behaviour is linked to seed dispersal.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • construct and use representations of ant behaviour.
  • use discussions to compare their findings with those of others.
  • use discussion to clarify ideas, make predictions and explain observations.