Category Archives: Inquiry Unit Term 3 2017

Websites for Focus Areas

Benefits to Humans
How do mini-beasts help around the home.
How do insects help the earth?
Endangerment
Why are some mini-beasts becoming endangered in Australia?
How can we protect mini-beasts from becoming endangered in parts of Australia?

 

Deadly and Dangerous

How can we protect humans from venomous mini-beasts?

http://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/animals-and-wildlife/protecting-yourself-from-bites-and-stings

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/preventing-insect-borne-diseases-060604

How do dangerous mini-beasts use their venom for good?

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/5-venomous-animals-could-save-your-life

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/15/health/deadly-venom-saves-lives/index.html

https://explorecuriocity.org/Explore/ArticleId/4412/how-snake-venom-kills-and-saves-lives.aspx

 

Impact on the Environment

How are farmers protecting their crops from mini-beasts?

http://www.mygardeningnetwork.com/guest-posts/effective-steps-to-protect-your-crops-from-pests

http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/biology/how-to-protect-crops-from-diseases-pests-and-weeds-with-diagram/31449/

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/pests/animal/how-to-control-garden-pests/

How do mini-beasts destroy people’s gardens?

https://www.planetnatural.com/vegetable-gardening-guru/garden-pests/

https://blog.fantasticgardenersmelbourne.com.au/common-garden-pests-australia/

http://www.dummies.com/home-garden/gardening/insects-that-damage-your-garden/

 

 

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Kids Dictionary

http://dictionary.kids.net.au/

Endangered Minibeasts

Endangered Mini-Beasts

What does it mean for a species to be endangered?

Today we are going to discuss and learn about endangered mini-beasts.

http://www.endangeredspeciesinternational.org/insects5.html

In your Inquiry Journal book, prepare a seed that explains your learning.

You must have:

  • A title
  • A definition of endangered
  • Name any mini-beast you know as being endangered.
  • Give reasons why some mini-beasts become endangered.

Minibeasts – Impact on the Environment

Today we are going to look at the impact minibeasts can have on our environment.

 

 

Helpful Minibeasts

Inquiry: Helpful Mini-beasts

One of our focus areas this term looks at how mini-beasts can benefit the environment and humans. Today we are going to learn how different mini-beasts can be helpful.

Watch the videos below and take some notes on what type of mini-beasts can be helpful and how they can benefit the environment or humans.

 

 

Deadly and Dangerous Insects

The millions of species of bugs that exist in the world today play a pivotal role in our ecosystem. Though a majority of them are harmless, some are especially good at either transmitting disease, injecting venom, or just generally being a nuisance. From bullet ants to tse tse flies these are the 25 most dangerous bugs in the world.

http://list25.com/25-most-dangerous-insects-in-the-world/

 

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Minibeasts

https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/minibeasts/what-is-a-minibeast

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/minibeasts

http://www.mylearning.org/minibeasts/p-256

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