to main website
Need to Know!
Important information for visitors

Thank you for your interest in Life’s schools programme. Unfortunately we are unable to welcome back school groups until further notice.

We’re following Government guidance and working with teachers to inform our offer and when we can reopen. We look forward to welcoming you and your students back as soon as we can.

Please sign up to our education e-news to be the first to hear when school bookings re-open:

Make a booking

Ready to book? Call 0191 243 8223 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm To enquire about educational content and suitability call 0191 243 8211 or email us.

View prices & buy tickets
Minibeasts and Me

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Students compare exciting creepy-crawlies with ourselves to gain an understanding of what living things have in common.

Lots of fun invertebrate activities ending with a great creepy-crawly story.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
Science KS1 – Year 1 – Animals, including humans
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals.
  • Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.
Aims and Objectives
  • Observe, explore and ask questions about living things.
  • Share ideas and communicate information using drawings.
  • Learn the differences between living and non-living things and how we know they are alive (move, feed, grow, sense and reproduce).
  • To recognise and compare the external parts of some animals.
  • Group living things according to observable similarities and differences.