Science of Massachusetts: Habitats: Where the Minibeasts Are (K-2)

In this unit we will explore the habitats of different types of "minibeasts", or macroinvertebrates, like worms, pill bugs, insects, spiders, and more. Students will engage in outdoor investigations to find out where minibeast live. Students will document their observations in field journals as they explore different habitats in their schoolyard and use models to explain how these habitats may or may not support the needs of invertebrates. Finally, students will apply their understanding and engineer a minibeast habitat.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location


K, 1, 2


  • Use standard outreach pricing when calculating program cost.
    Full unit includes 4 lessons, but can be prorated. An additional Intro to Field Journaling lesson is recommended. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

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