York Museums Trust has a large collection of invertebrates. For more information about the entomology collections see the page on this learning journey entitled
Yorkshire Museum Collections.
A KS1/2 schools workshop at the Yorkshire Museum called
Funky Fossils and Super Bugs makes use of this collection.
What is this resource about?
This resource, suitable for Key Stages 1 to 3, aims to develop knowledge and understanding of invertebrates and includes an interactive game called
giving children the chance to create their own minibeast with the help of a museum curator!
The resource covers the following areas of the science curriculum:
- Life processes and living things
- Variation and classification
- Living things in their environment
- Investigative skills
It also covers aspects of the following QCA units:
Unit 2B - Plants and animals in the local environment
Unit 2C - Variation
Unit 4B - Habitats
Unit 5B - Life cycles
Unit 6A - Interdependence and adaptation
Unit 7C - Environment and feeding relatinships
Unit 7D - Variation and classification
Unit 8D - Ecological relationships
Unit 9D - Plants for food
Inspiring Learning For All (museum) learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: To deepen understanding of how creatures are adapted to their habitat
Skills: To develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation
Activity, Behavoiur and Progression: To encourage an interest in and respect for the environment and living things