Invertebrate Investigations

Ask questions about local invertebrates and plan investigations to find the answers.

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< 30 minutes


Download the activity guidance for step-by-step instructions on investigating invertebrates.

What you need

  • Equipment to measure conditions, e.g. data loggers to measure light and temperature
  • ID guides 
  • Tape measure 
  • Pitfall traps 
  • Pooters 
  • White trays, spoons and paintbrushes


  • Outdoors

Curriculum links

  • Science


*This activity is designed for KS3, but can be adapted for KS2.