they find food?
WHAT YOU NEED
||A sheet of
paper about 16“ square
WHAT YOU DO
||Draw a circle about 5“ across.
Around this circle, draw four more circles, each one an inch
larger, so that you have a circle surrounded by four circles.
||Cut along each line.
Remove the middle circle. You now have four rings.
||Lightly tape the rings
||Find some ants outdoors.
Place a drop of honey near the ants.
||Surround the honey drop
with the rings. Tape down the outer and inner edges of the
||Soon after the first ant
tastes the honey, you’ll have a trail of ants from
the anthill to the honey. Notice that all the ants are following
the same path. The first ant made a scent trail that the
other ants follow.
||Remove the innermost
ring to take away the part of the scent trail. How do the
||After the ants have found
their way to the honey again, remove the next two inner rings.
How do the ants react to the bigger gap in their trail?