The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants
Field Trip Notes
What project can Ms. Frizzle's class do for the Science Fair? How about a movie about an ant colony? Keesha is the director in search of a star for the show. When the class shrinks and travels through an anthill, she finds ants doing different tasks. But no one ant seems right for the starring role. By the end of the field trip, the kids discover that ants communicate and work together to help one another live. All the ants are stars!
What's the best way to get to know ants better? The Magic School Bus kids try working with the ants. They watch the ants and figure out what they're doing. Your kids can observe ants doing some tasks by making them a temporary indoor home.
What You Need
Talk About It
What do you think the ants will need to do in their indoor home?
What To Do
Observe ants outside. Kids can place pieces of honey-soaked bread nearby and see how the ants react.