The first thing you need to do for this activity is... GO OUTSIDE. You are going on a minibeast hunt. Search for the minibeasts that are already listed in the chart. You will need this information for the next part of this activity, which involves a computer.
Keep a tally of how many you find. Remember, a tally is done by drawing a small line and putting a cross through every 4 you find to make a group of 5. It will look like the picture below. Can you see how many centipedes I found by looking at my tally?
For an extra CHALLENGE, choose your own insects and write them in. Keep a tally of how many of these you find, too.
Now you need a laptop or computer that works with Microsoft Excel. This is a spreadsheet programme which will build a bar chart for you when you put in the amount of each minibeast you found. Type the number of each minibeast you found over the top of the 0 and watch the bar chart create itself!
For a CHALLENGE, change the 5 minibeasts to 5 minibeasts of your choice and watch how they change on the graph. Now change the amount of each one and watch what happens.