Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Rhinoceros beetles can lift hundreds of times their own weight.
  • Male rhinoceros beetles have a large horn on their head, which they use as a weapon during battle with other males.
  • Rhinoceros beetles are kept as pets in some parts of Asia.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Adaptation

Spark a discussion

  • What kind of animal is the rhinoceros beetle?
  • What feature do male rhinoceros beetles have on their head?
  • In which part of the world are rhinoceros beetles kept as pets?

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