We hope that you are having a lovely week and are managing to complete some of the activities we set for you on Monday.
Each morning, Glasgow Science Centre are posting a live science lesson on their website. These lessons are great and cover a wide variety of topics. If you have time today, we would like you to watch the lesson from last Friday. In it, you will learn all about minibeasts and the differences between humans and invertebrates. After watching the lesson, why don’t you go outside either into a garden or a local green space and count the minibeasts you can see? Can you count them using tally marks?
GSC-At-Home-Bug-count (This is a bug count worksheet you can print out, alternatively, you could write 4 or 5 types of minibeast in your jotter and write the number you count beside it).
Mini beasts are important on a farm. They provide food for some animals, help to spread pollen to different plants and put nutrients back into the soil.
Bugs like to live in lots of different places and we can help to build them a safe home in our gardens. Here are some ways you can give bugs a helping hand…
– When clearing away dead plants in your garden, why don’t you keep some stems aside in a little bundle for minibeasts to live in?
– During your daily walk, can you find some dead woods or leaves for bugs to live in?
– If you are feeling very adventurous, you could make a bug hotel in your garden. Here are some photos of great examples you might want to copy.
As always, please don’t feel any pressure to do these additional tasks. They are only suggestions for if you are stuck for something to do! We hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy and that you are enjoying some family time after your school work is finished.
We are missing you lots
The Primary 1 teachers