Good morning Year 5, how are you today?
This week our LI for our work on mini-beasts is:
I know the different micro-habitats where mini-beasts can be found and some mini-beasts that can be found in each.
Do you know what habitat means? It means a place to live. If micro means small or mini then micro-habitat means small places where things live. Small places to live for small creatures!
Where would you expect to find the mini-beasts, in the picture below, living?
Task: Make a list of the ones you know. For example. Worm: in the earth/mud. Woodlice: under a log...
Now, watch this clip to see all the things you can find under a log in California.
Nature Note: If you go to the park, please do not start pulling logs apart, but you can lift up logs and stones carefully in shady places and see what is underneath.
Task: Look at the pictures below and match the mini-beast to its habitat. List your discoveries.
Extention task: Write sentences for as many of these mini-beasts as you can to explain why they have those specific habitats. Why do you think they are there? For example, the micro-habitat of a spider is its web because...
To finish: find out about the fastest swimming invertebrate on Earth here and explore the website for fun to find out more interesting facts abut invertebrates. Write a paragraph about what you found out and illustrate it.
If you would like to show me any of your work from this lesson, photograph it and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, I would love to see it!
Keep looking for mini-beasts while you are out and about in this lovely weather. Look under things, closely at grass, trees, flowers. You will find lots if you look closely and carefully enough!