Minibeast Mansions

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Explore the fascinating world of  minibeasts and the environments in which they live.  Students will identify and distinguish minibeasts as invertebrates. They will complete activities matching minibeasts with their homes. The written content of the activities will be based on the general literacy skills of students in level 1 and level 2.  This lesson is intended to be used by teachers as a teacher directed lesson.

Background Information:

This lesson is intended to be used by the teacher to educate students about minibeasts in a teacher directed format.  It contains embedded videos, interactives and activities.

Year Level: F – 2

Prior Knowledge: Not necessary.

Course Connections:

Does this course link to other Ecolinc programs?

This course is an ideal introduction prior to attending the following onsite program:

This course is an ideal introduction to the following outreach program:

or this course can stand alone as a learning experience.

Learning Intentions:

  1. Minibeasts can be identified from their features
  2. Minibeasts are invertebrates
  3. Minibeasts have specific homes

Estimated Duration:  30 minutes

Victorian Curriculum:

Science – Biological sciences

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)

Course Creator: Linda Flynn & Jo Tate