Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Moth Life Cycle

Today we have been learning about insect life cycles. I had a model making experiment from Mr. Q that I actually thought was a bit rubbish, but we did it anyway and it was pretty effective and the kids loved it!

You'll need 5 strips of paper and some glue sticks.

First make 4  moth's eggs.

Model moth's eggs

Next transform the eggs into a caterpillar with the addition of another strip of paper.

L makes her caterpillar crawl along

Next enclose the caterpillar in its cocoon by wrapping it around itself.

Model cocoon

Then (quick before the glue dries solid), unwrap the cocoon and turn it inside out and your moth is born!

Adult moth models

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