1. Ask students to explore the garden. 
  2. Carefully lift rocks to observe who might be living there.
  3. Part bushes slightly to get a good look inside.
  4. Each student is required to paint one of the mini-beasts observed in the garden. (e.g. spider, bug, beetle, ant, bee)
  5. They are then required to research more about the mini-beast they painted, choose appropriate library books.
  6. Identify insects by looking at insect books.
  7. The Internet may be used as well.

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