Learning objects Create a creature: find a home

TLF ID L1125

Have a close look at body parts of small creatures such as a wolf spider, a beetle or a bull ant. Explore descriptions of each body part and its uses. For example, examine a scorpion's long tail to see how it is adapted to stinging prey. Match body parts for a range of invertebrates and select a suitable habitat for each animal. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the basic features of animals by identifying body parts of small invertebrates.
  • Students analyse the needs of a small invertebrate and relate them to body structure and function.
Educational value
  • Challenges the student to build a target invertebrate by moving the correct body parts to the right place on an outline.
  • Provides information about the function of each invertebrate body part.
  • Identifies the target invertebrate once it is complete.
  • Asks students to read about an invertebrate they have built and place it in a suitable habitat.
Year level


Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Animals
    • Science/Function
    • Science/Habitats
    • Science/Physiology
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
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    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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