All About Ants Science Project Board

This month I am an ambassador in the Elmer’s #GluenGlitter community and we needed to make a science project board which was absolutely perfect timing since my husband (a 2nd grade teacher) needed a science project board for his classroom!! Right now they are studying about native animals and introduced species. So we decided to do a project on ants!
While my husband’s class learned about native and introduced species I headed to Walmart to pick up an Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display Board and Elmer’s X-TREME School Glue Stick (I prefer it because it’s strong!). I also wanted to buy some felt, googly eyes, and other materials to make the ants stand out a little bit.

My husband and I actually tag-teamed this project which really worked out well. His classroom had done the studying so he pulled together their data and information while I got to work on actually designing the board. It was nice to have him helping me print everything out on the computer!

I spent most of my time designing the red and white checkered “picnic blanket” below out of felt. I cut the white felt pieces long ways and the red felt pieces on the short ways. Then I wove them together every other color to make our “picnic blanket”. My husband printed out the cute tableware, basket, and ants that we used our Elmer’s X-TREME glue stick to glue them onto the felt.


For the titles we simply printed the words out and then used our X-TREME glue stick to paste them onto the felt rectangles.
 
The experiment itself was actually really cool. We used these vials with cookie crumbs in it from School of Ants to lure the ants in. Then we capped the vials and studied each ant. After research we were able to determine it’s native region and put together a pie chart of native vs. introduced species of ants we collected.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this shop through a shopper’s insight study for Collective Bias. #Cbias All opinions are my own. #GluenGlitter #Elmers

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6 Comments

  1. AlexandraFunFit says:

    I remember when my kids did their science boards in elementary school. It was amazing what they came up with. And now it looks like there are products that make that "parental helping" even easier! Yay!

  2. Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah says:

    I love Elmer's X-Treme glue! It works great!

  3. Sippy Cup Mom says:

    Cool project!

  4. Amy @ The Mom Hood says:

    The picnic blanket totally makes it! Nice job!

  5. I love the concept of studying the ants… Will definitely think of this when science project time comes around at school.

  6. Excellent idea! I appreciate your presentation; the ant border is super 🙂

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