There is incredible variety in the kinds of ants 🐜 in the world 🌏, and yet there some interesting similarities between ants and people 👫👬👭👬👭👫 including being social and living in communities 🏘🏙.
To celebrate this Science Saturday Special, we are showcasing how scientists at The Rockefeller University are studying ants to learn about how social behaviors work. Are these behaviors inherited, like eye color? Are they determined by the community? How are behaviors communicated between ants, including through touch or chemical cues? Read on to learn more about some of these questions, and more…
Science Saturday is a science festival for kids and kids at heart, normally hosted at The Rockefeller University.
Attend Science Saturday, both by exploring our Science Saturday collections on RockEDU Online, and by registering for our live events, taking place on May 8, 2021:
- 11am: Using Microscopes to See What Our Eyes Can’t. Register here!
- 1pm: The Miniature World of Ants. Register here!
Can’t come to our live events? No problem! Check back here for the full Science Saturday video, coming soon!
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At a glance
- Life Science,
- Diversity of Organisms,
- Organismal Biology,
- Scientific Process & Ethics,
- Art in STEM,
- Scientific Methodology,
- Styles of Scientific Reasoning,
- Categorization & Classification,
- Experimental Evaluation,
- Historical-based Evolutionary Reasoning
- Everyday Materials