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Minibeast discovery pack

An activity booklet for 5-12 year olds. Through the activities suggested in this pack children are introduced to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts).

We would like to thank all those who contributed to this pack, particularly:

  • Mrs Trish Fenton – Science Coordinator for Wanborough Primary School, Wiltshire
  • Mr Kieren Pitts – AES Bug Club
  • Mr Gordon Ramel – IGER North Wyke
  • Dr John Bater – Rothamsted Research

Many of the photographs used in this pack were kindly supplied by Dr Roger Key – Natural England. Photographs were also supplied by:

  • Dr Ian Henderson – Rothamsted Research
  • Ms Lorraine Lin – University of Oxford

Worksheets

Introduction (PDF 463KB)

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Discovery Card 1 - Catch your own minibeast (PDF 177KB)

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Discovery Card 2 - “There’s no place like home!” (PDF 358KB)

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Discovery Card 3 - Classification (PDF 813KB)

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Discovery Card 4 - My insect (PDF 220KB)

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Discovery Card 5 - Food chains and webs (PDF 728KB)

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Discovery Card 6 - Looking at life cycles (PDF 626KB)

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Glossary and useful addresses (PDF 145KB)

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