Room 27 scientists are off on a minibeast adventure this term. The adventure began week one investigating what minibeasts are. We discovered that minibeasts are living things. We classified objects as living and non-living things and created a minibeast habitat. We showed a friend the habitat we made and talked about all the things our minibeasts could do in their new home.
Week two we learned that living things have a lifecycle. Ant nests were made displaying stages of an ant lifecycle, as well as a butterfly lifecycle using pasta. The Nature Playground was buzzing with children racing around searching for ants. Students used an i-Pad to take a photo of an ant and the entrance to its nest. After studying ants closely, each child made a model ant using play-dough and matchsticks.