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Our Topic is "wriggle and crawl". We are looking at minibeasts.

Minibeasts are ‘small creatures’, like worms, snails, insects and spiders. The scientific term for them is ‘invertebrates’ – a creature without a backbone.

Because they don’t have a backbone, minibeasts tend to have other structures which support and protect them. Snails have shells, while many insects and spiders have an ‘exoskeleton’, which is a hard casing on their outside.

There are over 25,000 minibeast species in Britain.

Facts of the day:

  1. Some minibeasts eat plants or flower nectar; others eat other minibeasts!
  2. Invertebrates have been living on our planet for about 550 million years!

 

Key words of the day:

Herbivore: a creature that has a plant-based diet
Insect: a creature with six jointed legs and two eyes. They have two antennae, three body parts and often they have wings.
Myriapod: a creature with ‘many legs’ – this could be anything up to 750 in the case of centipedes or millipedes!
Spider: eight-legged creatures with two parts to their body (head and thorax joined as one part and their abdomen as a second part). They also have two pincers.

Today you could;

Make or decorate your own minibeast cake or biscuit. Could you design it first and then evaluate it. How does it taste? What do you think you could do to make it better?

 

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