This life cycle metamorphosis specimen 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 light-box or in combination with a magnifier.


This set is a great new addition to the range. The five blocks include

  1. eggs
  2. silkworm
  3. cocoon
  4. moth 
  5. threads of silk


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 blocks are an excellent resource to promote scientific inquiry and investigation. Each block measures 7 x 4 x 2cm. The set is supplied in a handy storage and display box.  

Life Cycle Specimens of a Silk Worm