Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar
Expanded noun phrases: Dung beetle
We are learning how to write sentences that contain effective expanded noun phrases.
Context: dung beetle
Dung beetles can be found on every continent except Antarctica. There are three types of dung beetle – rollers, tunnellers and dwellers – each named for the way they use the poop they find!
In this fascinating clip, a determined dung beetle is filmed rolling a ball of camel dung across the unforgiving Sahara Desert. Despite being able to roll balls which are over a 1,000 times their own body weight, this particular beetle seems to have bitten off more than it can chew! Watch the clip to find out why.
Can you make a list of adjectives that best describe how the dung beetle might be feeling at different points in the film clip?
e.g. motivated, embarrassed, exhausted, …