Moss and other similar plants came first. Later, more complex plants evolved, with systems to transport water and nutrients, deeper roots, and taller stems and pores throughout their body to breath through.
While this was happening, another wave of creatures was also moving out of the water. They were creepy crawlies similar to today's centipedes, among many others.
This is their family tree.
This week we looked at some live arthropods under magnifying glasses and microscopes and identified the parts that make them arthropods.
Weird, lovely monsters appeared before our eyes.
The youngest entomologists did it too:
What would be the next wave of creatures on land?
Next week we'll continue walking our stroll along the tree of life to find out!