What I Did- They spotted the ant farms and were dying to know why we had them. I finally broke them into 2 groups and them them observe the farms. I gave them about 20 minutes but told them to pay close attention to and to think about what they see, what they think is happening, and what they wonder.
Extend- We used many of the questions developed here in our Ant Inquiry study . They were able to really look back at our pyramid and see just how much they learned after our study.
Challenge-I wish I would have chosen to use pictures instead of the ant farm. The questions were too specific to what the ants were doing inside the farm instead of ants in general.