Silkworms explains the changes that occur during the different stages of the silkworm’s life cycle, from hatching out of eggs, emerging as worms, changing into moths, mating and laying eggs. It also explores the impact of humans on these animals.
Science Curriculum links
• BS (ACSSUO30) Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves – exploring different characteristics of life stages in animals such as egg, caterpillar and butterfly
• LW: Recognise that
Living things grow and change throughout their life cycles.
Some living things, such as moths and butterflies, undergo significant changes to their bodies at different stages of their life cycles.
People farm silkworms for their silk.
Using a range of vocabulary-solving strategies (e.g. context, glossary)