Year 5- Beast Creator

A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast. He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting. Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks. Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out.
Year 5 have been looking at minibeasts in Science, including trying out worm charming by marking out a 2mx2m area and then tapping on the ground to charm the worms out. They also calculated the area of the field and then worked out the average number of worms in the whole field.
As part of this topic, they created a choice chamber which had four different areas for woodlice to live in, and carefully collected 14 woodlice. They monitored the chamber closely and worked out that most woodlice chose the damp wood.