Ant Lions and Biology
by Brad Williamson
Science is driven by questions. For students to really experience the process of science they should work on answering questions that arise from their own natural curiosity. Ant lions (Neuroptera) and their intriguing behaviors naturally generate student questions. Since most students are not familiar with “doodle bugs”, ant lions make an effective way to open the school year. If a few students have prior experience with ant lions this only adds to the effectiveness of the activity.
You’ll find the entire lab in pdf format for download here: Ant Lions and Biology