Learn about lots of different animals without a backbone. Some minibeasts use camouflage, and some have different defences to avoid being eaten. Minibeasts have different ways of gathering food. Dung beetles fly until they find animal dung, and leaf cutter ants can carry food which is heavier than they are.

First broadcast:
25 February 2007

Children could make their own large-scale minibeast through junk modelling and then use them to write descriptions about their characteristics. After watching the clip the children could act out the actions of the minibeasts and the class could guess which minibeast they are. As the clip covers the idea of camouflage, the children could try and camouflage themselves in different areas around school. After the clip shows the Bombardier Beetle’s defence mechanism, children could be asked to think about their own defence mechanisms.