Apr 10, 2010

What Kaytie Learned


Kaytie found a project in one of Nate's ant books about discovering what ants like to eat. She created a chart to record her discoveries and then she put out four lids around an anthill. I don't think you can see the anthill in this picture. In the lids she put, syrup, cornmeal, salt, and honey.
It was a chilly, windy day, so the results were inconclusive. At least, as far as what the ants prefer. We did, however, learn that two small preschoolers prefer syrup from the above sources, and that they are more apt to dump out the salt on the ground.
Science is so unpredictable!

2 comments:

One More Equals Four said...

This is so funny! We did the exact same experiment this week, only we used flour, salt, honey and syrup. We tried at three different hills and never got one single ant interested...even after three days. We finally gave up. Apparently Tennessee ants don't like any of it!

Spesamor Academy said...

:) We were supposed to use flour, too, but we did cornmeal because I have a whole bag of it left from our Colonial unit, and it's not like I'm going to use it for anything...
I could send a couple of preschoolers to experiment with?

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