Working in groups, children will collect insects and other small creatures that they find in the woodland.
This activity draws on children’s natural interest in living things to help them to learn how locally occurring animals can be identified and assigned to groups by using a key. It also helps them to learn the abundance of creatures living in a small area and some of their adaptations for survival. They also learn the scientific processes of collection, observation and recording in a fun way.
This activity lasts 20-30 minutes and works best if children are in supervised groups of 4-6.
Learning Outcomes/Curriculum Links
Science Curriculum: Working Scientifically, Animals and Living Things & Their Habitats.
English Curriculum: Spoken Language
Mini-beast Hunters will help children to: