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Ant City

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Create your own city of ants! Watch and learn as your ants dig and create tunnels to build their city.

  • $32.00
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  • Weight
    0.33 kg

Ants are incredibly smart insects and now you can study their behaviours up close! Watch as they build their home, gather food and tend to their offspring with Ant City. Ant colonies are incredibly organised and each ant has a particular job. The job of an ant can be determined by the experience they’ve had, just like humans!

To use Ant City, simply collect some soil and layer it with the yellow grit (included) into the clear, sturdy plastic bottle that is provided. The colourful six page instruction guide, complete with diagrams, provides information about collecting ants, how to introduce them to Ant City and what to feed them. Watch as the ants move through Ant City and observe their reactions to experiments suggested in the instruction guide, such as how they react to sweet things and foreign ant smells. Interesting information about ants, including what role each ant has and the different types of ants that are found in colonies, is also included.

The Australian Geographic Ant City Kit includes:

  • Ant City bottle
  • Screw top lid
  • 2 x Mesh inserts
  • Stabilizing base mould
  • Pipette
  • Tweezers
  • Feeding dish and cotton balls
  • Bag of yellow grit
  • Backdrop sticker
  • Colour instructions

Ants, soil and food are not included in the kit.

Recommended for ages six and over. Adult supervision is required. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.

Packaging size: 260 x 260 x 65mm

Ant City also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.


Content Descriptor

Foundation - ACSSU002

Living things have basic needs, including food and water

Year 1 - ACSSU017

Living things have a variety of external features

Year 1 - ACSSU211

Living things live in different places where their needs are met

Year 2 - ACSSU030

Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves

Year 3 - ACSSU044

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things

Year 4 - ACSSU072

Living things have life cycles

Year 4 - ACSSU073

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive

Year 6 - ACSSU094

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment

Year 7 - ACSSU112

Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs

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