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Animals: Silkworms Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about silkworms with these websites. You can find information on different species of silkworms and their life cycles, the history of silk production, how to raise your own silkworms, and more. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on insects.

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Here is a brief description of silkworms and their life cycle, plus a printout. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Read this encyclopedia entry to learn facts about silkworms. Find out what species of silkworm moths there are, their life cycle, and their history in cultivation. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This encyclopedia article is about silk fabric, its history, and how it is manufactures. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Here is a short article about silkworms, including a photo. NOTE: This site includes user comments.
This page is about the traditions and taboos associated with raising silkworms in China. NOTE: This is part of a commercial travel site with items for sale.
This site contains extensive information for teachers about using silkworms in the classroom. Includes curriculum ideas, science questions, equipment resources, and more.
Here is factual information about the domestic silkworm.
This article contains information on the history of silk production. NOTE: Reading level may be too advanced for younger students.
This is a tutorial on how to raise silkworms and harvest the silk. It mentions the "Peace Silk" and "wild silk" processes in which the moths are not killed. NOTE: This is a commercial site with ads and an online store.
Explore these websites about insects and their relatives. Included are picture galleries of different types of insects, insect themed activities and games, and insect recipes. There are also online videos, audio clips, and quizzes. Included are eThemes resources on ants, bees, ladybugs, and Missouri butterflies.

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