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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. Dragonflies have been flying around the Earth since the time of the dinosaurs. 

  2. Ants are one of the smallest minibeasts. They have 6 legs and 2 antenna.

 

Key words of the day:

Pupa- Acentral stage in the metamorphosis of an insect.  The pupa looks like a small sack, and the adult insect develops inside it. The pupa is sometimes referred to as a chrysalis.

Radula- Arasping mouth organ used by Molluscs such as snails.

Today you could;

Draw a map of your garden, then go and look for minibeasts. Record on your map what minibeast you find. Why do you think this is? Challenge yourself to write 5 setences to explain what you found and why you think it was there.

 

 

If you do not have a garden you could draw a map of the route you use for your exercise. If safe to do so ( and no one else from outside your household is around) slow down and look what you find next time you go for your walk.

 

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