Butterfly Specimens - Butterfly Life Cycle

See how a butterfly undergoes a complete metamorphosis, changing dramatically through four different life stages...
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See how a butterfly undergoes a complete metamorphosis, changing dramatically through four different life stages.

The four life cycle specimens are encased in a resin block and allow children to see real-life examples of a caterpillar egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly.

Children can examine in detail each stage of the incredible Butterfly life cycle, and the remarkable changes it undergoes.

For maths they provide an opportunity for children to:

  • Identify similarities and differences
  • Present information using Venn diagrams
  • Practice sequencing
Each specimen is encased in indestructible resin and can safely be used by young children. Use a magnifying glass to get a closer look at the specimen details. A Teachers Guide is included with each set.

Also available is the Mini Beasts Book: Classroom Investigations of the Small. This glossy booklet by Melissa Dash & John Kerr includes extra ideas and activities for teachers using the insect, spider and life cycle specimens. It also includes links to the new Australian Curriculum and BLMs, and isrecommended for year 1 to 6 science classes.

Age: 6 +

What You Get

Mini Beasts Butterfly Life Cycle by Knowledge Builder.

Each set contains:

Egg specimen

Caterpillar

Chrysalis

Butterfly

Teachers Guide

Butterfly Life Cycle

Before a butterfly can flap its wings, it starts out as something completely different and transforms itself through four stages. First as an egg, then as a caterpillar, next as a pupa in its chrysalis, and finally, it emerges as a butterfly. This entire process takes about four weeks from start to finish; although the warmer it is, the shorter the cycle.

Teach

  • Butterfly Life Cycle

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

More Information
Length (cm) 31
Width (cm) 5
Height (cm) 16
UPC N/A
Age Group 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years
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