We went out with Jeff, Phil, and Mariana for a night visit to the rainforest.
When Jeff said, “Whoa, leaf cutter ants!” I couldn’t tell at first, what was going on. Mariana knew, and she pointed down. I realized that the small green pieces of leaves were moving! Ants were scurrying across our path carrying pieces of leaves much larger than they were!
“You’d think they eat these leaves, right?” asked Phil, “but they don’t."
He explained that they put the leaves away and wait for a special fungus to grow on the leaves. That fungus is their food.
“Sounds tasty!” said Steven.
EdTechLens develops online science curriculum with vibrant media and engaging text for students in grades K-5.
Rainforest Journey, our life science program, uses amazing media from several gifted individuals: Thomas Marent, Jeff Cremer, Michel Roggo, and Steven Senisi. Our thanks to them for greatly enhancing our program.