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Let's go on a bug hunt!: Virtual Invertebrate Hunting

1. Use the move tool to move or resize the leaves and soil. 2. When you find an invertebrate click the microphone tool: say it's name and something about it. You can use the to point to the invertebrate. 3. Pause the microphone until you find another invertebrate. 4. Keep doing this until you are sure you have found all the invertebrates! 5. Click done in the upper right corner to end your recording. 6.

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, Science
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This activity was designed for UK KS2 pupils who study habitats. It is, however, appropriate for a number of different ages and abilities. You may want to change 'invertebrate' to 'mini-beast' in the instructions and re-record the voice instructions for younger students. The invertebrates included under the leaves are: snail, slug, house spider, woodlouse, ant, bee, worm, millipede, centipede, shield bug. (1 of each) Suggested lesson: Starter: This activity: find out what the children already know. Main: Take the children on a real 'bug hunt'. Take a white tray/card, slide it under a bush/tree branch and gently shake the branch. Look underneath plant pots. Collect some leaf litter in a tray and gently move the leaves around and peel them apart: use a spoon and soft paintbrush to collect insects in a bug viewer or clean jar. Ensure all invertebrates are returned gently where they were found. Upload photographs of the best finds to Seesaw. Bring the children together to share the best finds and talk a little about them. Useful UK website: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/animals/other-invertebrates/ Plenary: Repeat this activity to check progress and assess learning.