This set of Mini Beasts shows the development of a frog in great detail. It includes 6 resin blocks each with a different stage of the development. It allows students to investigate the world of these little creatures and get up close with frogs, something they usually wouldn’t see from such a small distance. Included in this set are: Egg specimen, a Tadpole of 0-6 weeks, a Tadpole of 6-9 weeks, a Tadpole of 9-12 weeks, a Froglet and an Adult Frog. For maths they provide an opportunity for children to: – Identify similarities and differences – Present information using Venn diagrams – Practice sequencing The set can also be used for different science curriculum outcomes; “Living things have life cycles” – Australian Curriculum: Science – Year 4 “Sorting information and classifying objects based on easily observable characteristics with teacher guidance” – Australian Curriculum: Science – Year 1 “Living things have a variety of external features” – Australian Curriculum: Science – Year 1 “Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things” – Australian Curriculum: Science – Year 3 The teacher’s guide included gives information about the different specimen as well as suggestions for a range of cross-curricular activities in maths, science, art and language. These real-life specimens encased in resin blocks allow children to see a close-up of each each specimen from different angles. They are an excellent resource to promote scientific inquiry and investigation. The Mini Beasts work great on a light box or in combination with a magnifier. The blocks are very sturdy and safe to use by young children. Each block measures 32 x 60 x 22 mm. The set is supplied in a handy storage and display box.