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Volume 3 Issue 9
September-2016
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JETIR1609018

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96-106

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A study of Ants as a Suitable Learning Cycle to Investigate for Studies through Observations

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2349-5162

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"A study of Ants as a Suitable Learning Cycle to Investigate for Studies through Observations", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.3, Issue 9, page no.96-106, September-2016, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1609018.pdf

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This activity capitalizes on the interest that animal behavior can generate to introduce and reinforce student understanding of the scientific method. Specifically, our activity highlights the general utility of the scientific method and uses this method to examine ant social behavior, with emphasis on generating and testing hypotheses. Furthermore, this activity introduces the idea of animal societies and encourages students to apply the concepts they learn to other species, including humans. By collecting ants, this experience situates learning in the context of students’ own communities. Field observation is an important tool for generating interest for undergraduate learners in the subject of Zoology. Such observations with respect to environmental adaptations, foraging, nesting and territorial behavior can be recorded without causing any damage to the organisms under study. The ants as one of the commonly occurring insects offer good opportunities for observational studies. An example of observational study of observation, ants can be effectively used to generate subject interest and inculcate research aptitude among the learners.

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Ants, Observations.

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"A study of Ants as a Suitable Learning Cycle to Investigate for Studies through Observations", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.3, Issue 9, page no. pp96-106, September-2016, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1609018.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1609018
Registration ID: 203069
Published In: Volume 3 | Issue 9 | Year September-2016
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Page No: 96-106
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"A study of Ants as a Suitable Learning Cycle to Investigate for Studies through Observations", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.3, Issue 9, page no. pp96-106, September-2016, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1609018.pdf




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