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1 Harcourt Journeys: Story Selection Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

2 Unit 3: Lesson 14 The Life and Times of the Ant Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

3 Turn your Text Book to page 352. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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7 Why do you think the author wrote about ants? Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer Answer

8 Answer: To inform readers about how important ants are and what they do for the earth. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

9 According to the timeline, which creature has lived on Earth the longest? Why do you think the author includes a timeline? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

10 Answer: Ants have lived on Earth the longest. To help readers see how long ants have existed compared to dinosaurs and humans. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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12 What makes ants social animals? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

13 Answer: They live and work together and solves their problems. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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15 What are the main reasons that ants construct their homes underground? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

16 Answer: for shelter from the weather, to create a safe place for the queen to lay eggs, and to store food. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

17 How does the transfer of heat make and anthill warmer than the area around it? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

18 Answer: As the sun beats on an anthill, it absorbs the heat and transfers it down to the nest. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

19 What are some positive effects of building a nest beneath a rock or log? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

20 Answer: The nest is protected and stays warm. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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23 How are the ants lives similar and different from peoples lives? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

24 Answer: Different: Ants work their entire lives, people do not. Similar: Animals perform some of the same jobs people do, both work together to solve problems. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

25 What main ideas do the details provide in A Life of Work support? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

26 Answer: The life of an ant colony is a very busy place; ants work throughout their lives to support the colony. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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28 Why do you think younger ants tend the queen and dig tunnels? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

29 Answer: These jobs help them bond and they are hard workers. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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31 What do the ants highways tell you about the distances some ants have to travel to get food? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

32 Answer: The distance to their food sources may be very great. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

33 How do harvester ants help wildflower plants grow in new places? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

34 Answer: The ants collect wildflower seeds and bring them back to the anthill. The seeds they dont eat grow into new plants near the anthill. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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36 What information in the text does the chart help to explain? How? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

37 Answer: The text says that Harlow Shapley tested ants speeds at different temperatures, and the chart details his findings. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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39 How would you summarize the main idea of A Dangerous World? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

40 Answer: The world can be a dangerous place for ants because they have so many predators. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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42 What details explain how a giant anteater is specialized to eat ants? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

43 Answer: Its tongue, mouth and snout help it finds and trap ants and termites; its claws help it dig into the nest; its tail helps it sweep up ants; and its hair and stomach help protect it and digest the ants. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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45 How do leafcutter ants help Earth? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

46 Answer: As fungus from leaves decomposes, it releases nutrients that helps new plants grow. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

47 How do the illustrations and captions show what leafcutter ants do? Answer Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

48 Answer: They help explain what happens in each step on the ants work. Copyright © 2011 Tiffany Thayer

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