Invertebrate key

Invertebrate key
Publication Date: January, 2014
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource is an interactive key that can be used to assist in the identification of invertebrates.

The key is available online from CSIRO entomology. It is simple to use and enables users to work towards the identification of insects according to their observable features.

The entomology site also provides links to information about studying invertebrates as well as collecting and preserving them.

This resource would be best used in conjunction with a unit on biodiversity and/or insects and is a companion to the Queensland musuem's Backyard Explorer resources. 

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive > ACSSU073
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms > ACSSU111