The idea for this activity came from a workshop by Karen Kalamuck at the Exploratorium. THANK YOU Karen!
If you just can’t be bothered to go find rotting logs but really want to try the termite activities, termites can be ordered from Carolina Biological with instructions for how to isolate the protozoa ($11.25) OR with instructions for how to draw lines with Bic pens ($32.75).
Ecology (Life Sciences)
5. Organisms in ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients among themselves and with the environment.
Investigation and Experimentation
7. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.