Mini-beast is the term used to identify many different types of arthropods and invertebrates. Or simply put, a small animal.
Examples of Mini-Beasts including spiders, millipedes, wasps, worms, beetles, flies and thousands more exist all over the world. Britain alone has 40,000 known species of Mini-Beast.
Mini-Beasts are better known as invertebrates (without a backbone). To make up for their lack of backbone, many have a hard shell called an exoskeleton, which will help protect them.
Roughly 97% of all animals are invertebrates and without them we would not be able to survive. Each invertebrate plays a crucial role in our ecosystem whether it is a pollinator, waste recycler or even providing food for other animals.
In this workshop we discuss and display a wide variety of different invertebrates whilst giving the students the chance to touch, hold and interact with them.
- What are the different groups of invertebrate?
- Where do you find mini-beasts?
- What do mini-beasts eat?
- Why are they important?
Animals To Use
All animal groups are used in this session
On our Animal zoom session, everyone will get to enjoy the fun of seeing the animals, even some close ups, while still learning all the science too.Everyone will get to see a selection of animals, and learn in depth about each one, and our expert will be on hand to answer any questions you may have too.