BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 8995

Caterpillar metamorphosis

Caterpillar metamorphosis
Key Info
  • Caterpillar metamorphosis
  • Duration: 0:55
  • A look at the amazing metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a cabbage white butterfly, which takes place inside a chrysalis. When it emerges, the butterfly just needs to shake out its new wings before flying away. This clip is published as part of the BBC Wildlife Finder where you can find further clips and resources on this subject - Please note these clips are only available in Flash and run at a higher bit rate than other videos on Class Clips - they may require a higher broadband connection speed to play correctly.
  • Subject:



    Humans and Other Animals: Growth and Reproduction

  • Keywords: caterpillar, butterfly, insect, metamorphosis, chrysalis, flight, wings, minibeast, life cycles
Ideas for use in class
  • An introduction to metamorphosis. The video could inspire further investigation into which insects transform in this way or a piece of creative writing on the process.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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