Marvellous Minibeasts

Designed for Preschool - Year 6

Our  Marvellous Minibeasts incursions have been so popular we've had to give them their own website, to find out more, please visit  www.minibeastincursions.com.au

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Your students will be buzzing after this very hands-on minibeast incursion

 

After a short role-play detailing minibeast features, adaptations and amazing facts, students split into 5 rotation groups. 

 

Each group rotates through our Bugtopia Tent, where they handle and feed a selection of minibeasts including stick insects, butterflies, giant litter bugs, yabbies and more.  When not in the bug tent, students continue their minibeast discovery at different stations.  At these stations, students catch aquatic minibeasts, view bugs up close with microscopes and design their own version of bug features and adaptations through open-ended tasks.

We utilise students’ natural curiosity to drive discovery learning, as well as a range of teaching techniques to ensure maximum engagement, participation and interaction.

The Biological Science curriculum covered in this incursion focusses on how living things grow and change, their features, adaptations and role in food chains.  Please let us know when booking the incursion if there is a particular focus that you would like us to cover.

This is also perfect for sustainability units investigating biodiversity.

Free pre- and post-incursion lesson plans are included in your booking, including a task for assessment.

More Information

For (much!) more information on minibeasts, click here.

 

 

Important stuff
  • Each session runs for 60 minutes.  We can adjust to fit with 50 minute timetables

  • Numbers are limited to one class (approximately 25 students) per session, to enable maximum participation and meaningful hands-on time with our minibeasts.

  • We require the use of a large indoor space such as a BER building, multipurpose room or double-classroom.

  • We will arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the session to set up.

  • We have full public liability insurance.

Pricing

Our competitive pricing structure is excellent value for money.

  • Less than 40 children: $395 + GST.

  • 40+ children: $9.90 + GST per child.

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Terms and Conditions:

An estimation of the total cost of the incursion will be made based on current or projected student numbers at the time of booking.  Cancellations made 5 or less business days before the date of the incursion will be charged for 50% of the estimated cost of the incursion.

Rural schools 50KM+ from Melbourne may incur a travel surcharge, please discuss this with us when you book.

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