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:
When a ladybird hatches, its skin is black and it looks like a tiny rubber tyre.
One ladybird eats 1000's of aphids during its lifetime.
Key words of the day:
Abdomen The rear section of an insect’s body. It contains the heart, the stomach and the reproductive organs.
Antennae An insect’s two feelers, used mainly for smelling and touching. They are attached to the insect’s head.
Carnivore A meat eating animal.
Today you could;
Design a bug hotel. Use your research so far to inform your choices. What material would you use? Where would you put it? Would you paint it? Would it be wet or dry?
If you have the resources at home have a go at making it. Then evaluate your bug hotel.