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Critter Count
What you need:
Magnifying glass
What you do:
1. Before your lawn is mowed, get on your hands and knees and look for
animal life. Use your magnifying glass to see small creatures.
2. What do you see? Write it down
3. After the lawn has been mowed, repeat step 1. What's different and what's
the same?
4. Record your observations. Would weather conditions or changing seasons
affect the results? What could you do to find out?
Adapted from:
Lawn Census, Easy Outdoor Science Experiments for Kids, by
the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
An Army of Ants
What you need:
What you do:
1. Go outside and find some ants. Do not hurt the ants or their habitat.
2. Observe them for 20-30 minutes. Where do they go? What do they do?
How do they behave?
3. Record your observations.
4. How does ant behavior change when the weather changes?
5. What basic needs do ants and humans share?