Wednesday 13th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Searching For Mini Beasts

I am learning to observe and identify mini beasts in their natural environment.

I know I can do it when I have found and observed mini beasts in their natural habitat.

Last week you learnt the difference between living things and non-living things. This week, you are going to search for some living things and observe them in their natural habitats.

What is a habitat?

A habitat is the environment that an animal or mini beast lives in. It will need to have all of the things that the mini beast needs to survive such as water, food, shelter and space. To learn more about habitats, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Today you will need to go searching for some mini beasts in your garden or in a park near your house (you might like to take a magnifying glass with you to spot some little critters). To record the mini beasts that you see, you will need to create a tally. You will use this in your maths session tomorrow.

Watch the video below to learn about using tally marks to record information.

Use a table like the one below to record how many mini beasts that you spot in your yard. See if you can find at least one of each mini beast.

Bees ButterfliesSnailsSpidersOther Mini Beasts


Choose one of the mini beasts that you found and draw a detailed picture of them in their habitat. Label the different things in their habitat that they need to survive (include their food, water, shelter and space).

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 14th October 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.