Silkworm Specimens - Silkworm Life Cycle

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

The five real-life included specimens are encased in a resin block and allow you to see real-life examples of a silkworm egg, silkworm, cocoon, moth and the special silk they create.

Examine in detail, and from every angle, each stage of the incredible silkworm 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 or place them on top of a light box, to get a closer look at the specimen at every angle. 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. 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 Silkworm Life Cycle by Knowledge Builder.

Each set contains 5 labeled specimens encased in resin :

  • Eggs specimen
  • Silkworm
  • Cocoon
  • Moth
  • Threads of silk (Blocks are 75 x 40mm)
  • Teachers Guide 8 pages
  • Moth Life Cycle

    Before a moth can flap its wings, it starts out as something completely different and transforms itself through four stages. First as an egg, then as a silkworm, next as a pupa in its cocoon, and finally, it emerges as a moth. This entire process takes about 6-8 weeks from start to finish; however the warmer the weather the quicker the Silkworm will complete its life-cycle. Did you know that moths only lived for 5-10 days?


    • Silkworm Life Cycle

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

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    Length (cm) 31
    Width (cm) 5
    Height (cm) 16
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    Age Group 3-4 Years, 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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