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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?

Key Workshop Objectives:

  • Define what a Minibeast is

  • Explain how animals are grouped into invertebrates and vertebrates

  • Explore the different groups of invertebrate

  • Discuss invertebrate body structures

  • Consider why Minibeasts are important

Includes:

Free Printable Resources

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Animals often used in this workshop:

Entertainment

Animal requests will be accommodated where possible. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee attendance.

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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.

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The next group is so big it has to be broken down further! Arthropods - the largest phylum of creatures on Earth have an exoskeleton, a segmented body and paired jointed legs.

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