The Yale Peabody Museum offers a wide range of opportunities and resources for teachers, from a visit to the Museum with your students to our nationally recognized professional development programs! Please see the menu on the left to navigate, or contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for.
Bring your students to this fantastic, hands-on exhibition about ants and their amazing adaptations and social structure. The following standards-linked guided program is adaptable to most grade levels:
The Hidden Life of Ants
Ants live on practically every continent on Earth and they’ve been around since the age of the dinosaurs. We will discuss the reasons for their great success, their unique social behaviors and their fantastic adaptations to surviving in a wide variety of environments. Students will also discover that ants are insects, which other insects are their closest relatives, what ants eat and how they get their food, and whether ants can be dangerous to people. The presentation is aimed at upper elementary and middle-school aged students and addresses a variety of state and national science standards including CT Science Content Standards 3.2, 4.2 and 5.2, and NGSS 3-LS2-1, 3-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-1.
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Register for the P. REX Club (Peabody Regional Educators’ eXchange) and receive monthly e-mails about upcoming events, programs and professional development opportunities just for educators, including our signature evening programs. Sign up or find out more about the P. REX Club here.
P. REX evening programs in a nutshell: