Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ant Colonies - The Animation

Inside the Ant Colony

Ant Colonies - the Animation. Let's face it, ants may be annoying and sometimes downright dangerous, but they are fascinating for a lot of people.

Ever know a kid with an ant farm?

This TED-Ed lesson by Deborah M. Gordon gives the down-low about ants and their communities, "one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom."

As usual with TED-Ed animations, everything is simply drawn, and it is the information provided in the narration that carries the day. This is a fascinating science animation that is worthwhile if you are interested in the animal kingdom.

Inside the Ant Colony

From the youtube page:
Ants have one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom; they live in structured colonies that contain different types of members who perform specific roles. Sound familiar? Deborah M. Gordon explains the way these incredible creatures mate, communicate and source food, shedding light on how their actions can mimic and inform our own behavior. 
Lesson by Deborah M. Gordon, animation by Steve Belfer Creative Inc.


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