What is an insect? A look at the characteristics of an insect, including their legs, wings and their lifestyles.

This clip is from:
Our Planet, Insects and Tails
First broadcast:
24 February 2007

This clip could be used to inspire simple acrostic poetry in Literacy, linking with how insects look, move and feel. Alternatively it links to symmetry in Mathematics using the butterfly wings, where children could be asked to follow the pattern from one wing on to a blank wing, making sure they are symmetrical, or in Music, by choosing and playing appropriate instruments relating to how the animals are moving, eg beating drums for elephants moving or tambourines symbolising butterflies fluttering.