Ant Super Strength

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In this activity, learners compare their own strength to ants through a series of physical tests. Activity includes materials list, step-by-step instructions, notes for adults extension ideas and more. This activity requires adult supervision for safety reasons.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Bedsheet
  • Heavy objects (books, toys, etc.)
  • colony of ants (people to help carry objects)
  • calculator (extension only)


  • Life Sciences
    • Evolution

Informal Categories

  • Animals


Access Rights:

  • Free access