The Life Cycle of a Mosquito Objects features the four stages of a mosquitos’ life. This provides a tangible learning resource for the Child. Handling the objects, their muscles absorb the look and feel of the individual parts of the mosquitoes, allowing them to visualise the objects when mosquitoes are mentioned.
Eggs are laid one at a time or attached together to form ‘rafts’. They float on the water surface. The larva and pupa (2nd and 3rd stage of development), also spend their lives on or in water. During the pupa, the larva mature into adults. This process is similar to the metamorphosis seen in butterflies when the butterfly develops – while in the cocoon stage – from a caterpillar into an adult butterfly.
Contents: Life Cycle of a Mosquito Objects
- 4 plastic miniature objects describing each life cycle stage of the mosquitoes’ growth
- individual eggs, joined together to form a ‘raft’
- a larva, with siphon tubes for breathing, that hangs upside down from the water surface
- 1 pupa, the resting or growth stage
- adult mosquito – 8 x 5.5 cm / (3″ x 2″)
- BPA-free and non-toxic