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Minibeasts

EYFS, KS 1, 2; Early Years, First, Second Stage. 

Ages 3 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: Minibeasts have existed for around 550 million years and make up approximately 97% of creatures on Earth! 

 

In fact, the UK alone is home to 25,000 different species - these little creatures are quite a big deal. Let’s look at Minibeasts together!

 

During ZooLab’s workshop, children get a fun introduction to invertebrates and classification. They get to question, investigate and learn about scientific discovery.

 

This workshop answers all the big questions such as - What do Minibeasts have inside them? Are there any similarities between our bodies and theirs?


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Learning Outcomes

  • All children will be able to define ‘minibeast’.

  • All children will be able to name some minibeasts.

  • Most children will be able to correctly identify if an animal is a minibeast.

  • Some children will be able to use the terminology ‘exoskeleton’, ‘endoskeleton’, ‘vertebrate’ and ‘invertebrate’ in context. (7 years +)

You'll get to meet some of these animals:

Free Printable Resources with every workshop

Free printable educational resource pack
Free printable educational resource pack

What is a Minibeast?

A Minibeast is a creature without a backbone. In fact, Minibeasts don’t have any bones at all - their bodies have different structures for movement and protection.

 

Invertebrates come in many shapes and sizes, living in a variety of different habitats in almost all parts of the world. They’re not hard to locate – you can even find them in your garden. These hardy creatures have special adaptations that allow them to live in the toughest of environments. Their hard exoskeleton helps them keep waterproof in wet, damp conditions such as rivers and stops them drying out in hot, sandy environments such as deserts and scrubland.  

Curriculum Outcomes England & Wales

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Curriculum Outcomes Scotland

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CHECK OUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Our educational workshops hit curriculum outcomes

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MEET THE ANIMALS

Get in the know before getting up-close and hands-on

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MEET THE GANG!

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Our ZooLab characters are excited to meet you!

MEET THE RANGERS

We've got the best bunch! Which Ranger will visit you?

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