These life cycle metamorphosis specimens set allow children to get up close, see real-life examples and examine them in detail. Each specimen is encased in indestructible resin and can safely be used by young children, something they usually wouldn’t see from such a small distance. They are an excellent resource to promote scientific inquiry and investigation. The Mini Beasts work great on a lightbox or in combination with a magnifier.
This set shows the development of the Honey Bee in five stages.
Not only can students find out how bees develop from eggs to either a drone, queen or worker, they also will examine how honey is made.
- Eggs, larva, and pupa,
- Foundation and honeycomb
- Drone, Worker, and Queen
- Worker bee in action on a flower, together with Pollen
- Beeswax, real honey, and pollen.
Links to Australian Curriculum:
For maths: They provide an opportunity for children to – identify similarities and differences.
Science curriculum: “Living things have life cycles” “Sorting information and classifying objects based on easily observable characteristics with teacher guidance” “Living things have a variety of external features” “Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things”
Also closely linked to Art, and language Curriculums.
The set is supplied in a handy storage and display box. Each block is 75 x 40mm.