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List of Exercises Included in the eXtension Imported Fire Ant Youth Module

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 13, 2017

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises Included in the eXtension Imported Fire Ant Youth Module The following exercises were adapted from KIDzANTS * in order to...

Food Web and Food Chain

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Fire Ant Smorgasbord > Food Web and Food ChainFew insects prey on fire ants, so they are not an important part of the food web....

Life in a Fire Ant Family: Brood (Eggs, Larvae and Pupae)

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > Life in a Fire Ant Family > Brood (Eggs, Larvae and Pupae)The fire ant queen continues to lay eggs throughout her life. She can live up to 7...

Fire Ant Physiques: What's Buggin' You

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > What's Buggin' You?Build a three-dimensional (3-D) model of a fire ant. Learn the different parts of an ant and new...

Fire Ants: My Island Home

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > My Island HomePLEASE READ SAFETY TIPS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FIRST!Observe ants in an island habitat,...

Fire Ants: Where in the World?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Where in the World?OverviewUse a Web site to learn about geographic regions and to determine if those regions provide the...

Ouch! I've Been Stung By a Fire Ant

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Ouch! I've Been Stung by a Fire Ant!Thousands of fire ants live in just one fire ant nest. If a mound is disturbed, hundreds of ants...

Imported Fire Ants Youth Content

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

The following learning lessons explain where fire ants came from, and discuss fire ant biology and behavior. Instructions for hands-on experiments and...

A Fire Ant Smorgasbord

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: A Fire Ant SmorgasbordFire ants feed on insects and other arthropods as well as small birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles....

Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest: Tunnels

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest > TunnelsFire ant workers leave and return to the mound by way of tunnels that extend away from the...

Life in a Fire Ant Family: Workers

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Life in a Fire Ant Family > WorkersContinuing in their development, within 30 days, larger fire ant workers emerge and the fire ant...

Fire Ant Physiques: Rolling for Parts of an Ant

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises >  Rolling for Parts of an AntYou and your friends will match the parts of an ant to a diagram, completing the diagram by...

Be An Ant Scientist!

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Be An Ant ScientistTrap ants using attractants (foods) to see what species you find in your area. Learn about dichotomous...

Mound of Trouble Matching Game

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Mound of Trouble Matching GameLike any animal, the fire ant needs a place to live. Learn about the construction and...

Imported Fire Ants: What's a Fire Ant To Eat?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > What's a Fire Ant to Eat?Learn about the diet of imported fire ants by offering them fats, proteins and carbohydrates...

Protective Coloring

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 28, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises >  Protective ColoringThis exercise allows you to observe how camouflage can protect insects from predators.Observe and...

Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest: Colony Location

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 28, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest > Colony LocationFire ants prefer to live in open, sunny areas. By building a mound in an open,...

Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest: Moving the Queen and Brood

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 28, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest > Queen and BroodAlthough a fire ant mound is elaborate, the fire ants cannot regulate the mound's...

Life in a Fire Ant Family: Winged forms

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 28, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Life in a Fire Ant Family > Winged FormsThe alates (winged forms) of fire ants are most abundant in late spring and early summer,...

Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 28, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant NestNote: Some of this material has been adapted from IPMWorldAs fire ant workers are produced, they...

Activity: Be An Ant Detective!

Imported Fire Ants Updated: March 16, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises >  Be An Ant Detective!This activity is best performed by students in a classroom setting. However, there is a version of...

Imported Fire Ants: What Do You Like to Eat

Imported Fire Ants Updated: February 19, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > What Do You Like to Eat?Compare what you like to eat with that of an ant. Create a model of an ant and then eat it!Be...

Insect Condominiums

Imported Fire Ants Updated: February 19, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Insect CondomiumsBuild and maintain a home specifically suited to an insect pet.Learn ecologically based concepts such as...

Life Cycle Game

Imported Fire Ants Updated: February 19, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Fire Ant Life Cycle GameFind out what it's like to live in a fire ant family. This activity to accompany Life in a Fire...

Fire Ant Physiques: Make An Ant

Imported Fire Ants Updated: February 19, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Make a Papier Mache AntOverview: Create a model of an ant using balloons and papier-mâché. Learn the parts of an ant, and...

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