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Insect Metamorphosis

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A butterfly emerging from the cocoon. Caption: This process is called "metamorphosis."

Most of the world's insects undergo one of two types of metamorphosis: complete and incomplete. Uses the praying mantis to show an incomplete metamorphosis and the Monarch butterfly as an example of a complete metamorphosis. Includes general characteristics of insects, and gives several examples of both types of changes.

Media Details

Runtime: 21 minutes 56 seconds

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Grade Level: 10 - 12
Honeycomb covered in bees. Caption: As soon as the forager bee returns to its hive,
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Grade Level: 1 - 3
A close up of an ant. Caption: Attached to the thorax are the ant's six legs.
12 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Several ants, two carrying larvae. Caption: (narrator) Then the ants build a protective wall across the entrance.
11 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
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Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Grade Level: 5 - 8