Transcript Woodlice Powerpoint - Griffin Theatre Arts
All about woodlice What is a woodlouse? • Woodlice are invertebrates, which means that they do not have a backbone. • Woodlice are not insects but crustaceans and are more closely related to crabs than to insects. Where do they live? (Habitat) • A woodlouse’s habitat is dark and damp. • Can you think of some places woodlice might like to live in your garden or around school? What do woodlice look like? (Appearance) • Find 1cm on a ruler - that is about the length of a woodlouse. • Woodlice have 14 parts to their body and can curl up to protect themselves from danger with their hard outer shell. • Woodlice are usually grey or brown. What do woodlice eat? (Diet) • Woodlice eat leaves, wood, plants and fruits that are rotting on the ground. • Toads and spiders are amongst their predators (creatures that eat them). An interesting fact… • There are different names for woodlice in different parts of the country. These include tiggy-hogs, parsons-pigs, cheesy-bugs and Billy buttons! • Which one is your favourite? Talk to a partner … • What 3 facts can you remember about woodlice?