Invertebrates are one of the most important groups of animals for thriving ecosystems, but not many notice them working endlessly to replenish our soils, clean up rotting materials and provide vital food sources for other animals. Without them our environment collapses, so help students get to notice and love them as much as they do the cute and fluffy.
These are just a few they may get to meet:
Cheryl - Spiny Leaf Stick Insect
Rosie - Goliath Stick Insect
Bazza - Giant Burrowing Cockroach
Matthew - Flinders Ranges Scorpion
Tara - Tarantula
Hermes - Hermit Crab
Charlie - Giant Centipede
Marty - Mertens Water Monitor
What roles do invertebrates play in our ecosystem?
What makes them an insect or arachnid?
What do they eat?
What do they feel like?
What cool and unique features do they have?
How does their body shape, colour, texture, or physical features allow them to perform their roles or escape predation?