BioSleuths: Belleville

BioSleuths Belleville – Ant Investigations

Today, students were able to use their knowledge of experiments by hypothesizing, conducting an experiment, collecting, and interpreting data. Students were asked to test different substances and observe an ant’s reaction to it. Some substances were preferred by the ants meanwhile other substances were avoided.

The young scientists appeared eager to experiment. One student commented, “I think the ants will like chips because I like chips!”

Ask your student:

What is a hypothesis?

What kind of substances can I use to repel ants if I have an ant infestation in my house? (Cinnamon, Vinegar, Baby Powder)