I always find stories about animal exploitation to be emotional triggers for me. When I first read this story I was horrified buy the idea of ants living in a luminous blue gel. Perhaps some view them as 'just' insects but personally I think we need to respect all life, even an ants. It is the first step to respecting ourselves and each other.
If you want to do some real learning, build a real ant farm. Click here to learn how. English Online also has a nice level 2 unit plan on insects that incorporates an ant farm.
How do you feel about this, I realise that this kit could have learning benefits. Sold as a disposable toy, is it ethical? What do you think?