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.


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The Manduca Life Cycle and Manduca sexta pictures in the Attachment section below are from The Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection, University of South Carolina.


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