Manduca sexta Wax Model

Grade Level: 5 - 8 Age Range: 10 - 14 Lesson Length: 1 class
Wax spinal cord examples for Manduca sexta Wax Model lesson

Students construct a wax model of the nervous system of the caterpillar, Manduca sexta. Changes in the nervous system during metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a moth are illustrated by changing the wax model.


The Manduca Project, University of Arizona
Manduca sexta Neural Systems Puzzle

Manduca Life Cycle picture is from the Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection, University of South Carolina.


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