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Shawnee County

Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

785-232-0093 fax

worker antAnts in the Classroom

Live ants are available in the months of September and April. Orders must be placed the previous month, i.e. August for September and March for April. 

Grade: 1st- 4th         Cost: $7.00

Standard : NGSS 2-LS4; 3-LS2-1; 4-LS1-1

Program Includes an Anthill, live ants, food, magnifying glass, and flash-drive containing all teaching information and handouts.

Teacher Provides Daily observation and bottled water as tap water may contain additives harmful to ants.

The anthill will be left for the youth to observe. Youth will observe how ants have their own complex society and rely on teamwork to build their tunnels. They will also study ant anatomy.


Teacher Resources





K-State Insect Zoo


Ant Hill Tip Sheet

Ant Handbook

Kids Ant Facts

Weird N' Wild Creatures Card 48-Harvester Ant


Please contact Haley Kelley at 785-232-0062 ext. 112 or email kelley13@ksu.edu