Facts About Insects and Minibeasts

‘Minibeast’ is the collective name for many small animals, including spiders, slugs and snails, worms, insects, centipedes and many other things. Minibeasts are also called invertebrates, which means they do not have backbones – instead, some, like insects and spiders, have a hard shell (exoskeleton), and some have soft bodies, …

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Find Out About Fish and Sea Animals

Fish and sea animals live in a very different environment to ours, and come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny to enormous. Fun Fish Facts Fish have been around for about 450 million years or more. There are almost 27,000 different kinds (species) of fish, and fish are found …

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Facts About Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria and viruses are often confused with each other, but they are very different. Bacteria are usually harmless and viruses are usually harmful, though there are bad bacteria and useful viruses. Bacterial Facts Bacteria (singular ‘bacterium’) are made up of only one simple cell – they are called single-celled organisms. …

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Facts About Fungi, Mushrooms and Toadstools

Fungi (singular is ‘fungus’) are not plants or animals but are in a separate kingdom. Fungi Facts Mushrooms are the fruit of some kinds of fungi – the rest of the fungus is made up of a mycelium, or web, of fine threads (hyphae) in the soil, tree or dead …

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