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Minibeasts Learning Path

By Mrs Maria ODonnell

Children will become aware of the different types of minibeasts.
6 resources in this Learning Path

1

Minibeasts

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12170/11807.ppt Added: 30 Jun 2014 Contributor: Carmel Flood Resource type: Presentation

PowerPoint presentation outlining the characteristics of common minibeasts and insects.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of some of the basic life processes in animals
  • observe, identify and investigate the animals and plants that live in local environments
  • sort and group living things into sets according to observable features
Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

2

Minibeasts Mat

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/18302/17983.pdf Added: 09 Aug 2016 Contributor: Teresa Lea Resource type: Lesson Plan / Project

Pictures of lots of common mini-beasts with their name. Good poster to use as an identification key for younger pupils.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of animals and plants of other environments

Suggestions for use: Print poster and hang on wall. Whenever you see a mini-beast in the classroom, ask the class to name the mini-beast. Alternatively, give pupils a poster between four. Pupils must search for the mini-beasts outside in your school habitat. Rule: Do not touch the mini-beasts.

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

Observing Minibeasts

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15292/14933.pdf Added: 10 Aug 2015 Contributor: Louise Ganly Resource type: Lesson Plan

o observe, identify and investigate the animals and plants that live in local environments
o become aware of some of the basic life processes in animals
o sort and group living things into sets according to observable features

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of some of the basic life processes in animals
  • observe, identify and investigate the animals and plants that live in local environments
  • sort and group living things into sets according to observable features

Suggestions for use: Using tablets on the school grounds to examine the insects and minibeasts found

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

4

Minibeast Adventures with Jess - Ladybird

http://youtu.be/XII8uu3GNXw Added: 04 Jul 2015 Contributor: Mary Coleman Resource type: Audio / Video

An English programme taken from youtube but originally from the BBC in which the presenter along with children go on an ivestigation to find minibeat - in this case ladybirds

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of animals and plants of other environments
  • become aware that animals and plants undergo seasonal change in appearance or behaviour
  • observe growth and change in some living things
  • observe, discuss and identify a variety of plants and animals in different habitats in the immediate environment
  • recognise and identify the external parts of living things

Suggestions for use: Suitable for whole class teaching on IWB. Great introduction to minibeasts - each ten minute clip investigates a different minibeast- what it eats, it's habitat, what eat it etc.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

Who Crawls There?

http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/othe...ucation_nature_who_crawls_there.pdf Added: 04 May 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

The students make or identify a habitat in the school grounds and investigate what lives there. Focus on minibeasts (ants, spiders and other creepy-crawlies!)

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Suggestions for use: Investigate the current habitat in the school grounds, create a new habitat using old pieces of carpet etc. Return to the habitat on a weekly basis and record the weather, plant growth and any minibeasts that are present. Present your findings on a
chart in the classroom.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

6

Mini Beast Presentation

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/18308/17989.ppt Added: 09 Aug 2016 Contributor: Teresa Lea Resource type: Game / Audio / Video / Presentation / Project

PowerPoint presentation which includes facts, activities, songs and worksheets on the minibeasts.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • observe, identify and explore a variety of living things in local habitats and environments

Suggestions for use: Use the presentation in class to inform your students about the mini-beast facts.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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