Science & Nature
Science Secrets: Zombie Ants Are Real!
In this class, we will learn about fungus and how a specific type takes over the brain of one tiny insect. Scientists call this incredible phenomenon 'zombie ants'! We will end with a creative drawing!
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In this one-time class, we will explore characteristics of fungus and their essential role on our planet. Next, we will narrow the focus to Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, otherwise known as 'zombie-ant fungus' where we will learn its unique (and creepy!) impact on ants. We will use images and video clips to deepen our learning. At the end of the lesson, students will complete a quick draw of the fungus and then have the opportunity to either orally share or write what they learned. This will be...
Students will describe what fungus is and its role in our ecosystem. Students will identify a specific type of fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis) and its unique method of survival.
Paper Pencil Coloring utensils (optional)
35 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Former 1st Grade Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
153 total reviews
196 completed classes
Hello! My name is Ms. Holly and I am passionate about teaching! I have taught first grade in a public school setting for four years and now I am currently a stay-at-home mom. My vision for teaching is to instill a love of learning into every...