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:
Some insects live on liquid food. They usually suck juices through a sucking tube.
Butterflies fly in the day time. Moths usually fly at night/in the evening.
Key words of the day:
Entomologist Ascientist who has a special interest in insects. Exoskeleton The insect’s skeleton, which is on the outside of the body (unlike a human skeleton, which is underneath the skin and muscle). The exoskeleton gives the insect extra protection, just like a suit of armour.
Today you could;
Research and record (draw, write or use ICT) the life cycle of a fly.