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Wriggle and Crawl


Antennae, camouflage, habitat, identify, invertebrate, larva, nectar, pollen, entomologist.

Grab your coat, we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Lift up logs to see who’s home and then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist (minibeast hunters). Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl.



Where do snails live?

We will also be investigating where snails live. We will mark the shells of 20 snails and release them into the school grounds. Each day, we will try and find the snails again and mark their location on a map to find out which direction and how far they moved.