5th and 6th class groups were busy experimenting last week to find mini-beasts. All 4 groups had to make and set 2 “pitfall” traps outside in the school yard. In each pitfall was a piece of fruit and in the other was a piece of meat. The aim was to find out which pitfall attracted more creatures, herbivores and carnivores.
We left the pitfalls for two 2 days and returned to find the results. We learned that the pitfalls containing the meat attracted a lot more mini-beasts than the ones containing fruit. Therefore, our conclusion was that the majority of the mini-beasts in the school yard were “carnivores!”