Moreton First Study Invertebrates

Moreton First Study Invertebrates

Environmental Monitoring Officer Julie Cowley visited Moreton First this week, bringing with her live invertebrate specimens, collected from a local river that morning. Pupils learnt about habitat zonation in water and the ways animals adapt to that environment, as well as the survival features of the invertebrates.

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were tasked with catching a creature on a plastic spoon to carefully place on a petri dish and identify as either burrower, clinger, sticker or swimmer. They successfully identified Worms, Flattened Mayfly Nymphs, Swimming Mayfly Nymphs, Leeches and Caddis Fly Larvae.