Friday, April 8, 2011

The Mealworm Life Cycle

Prekindergarten students have watched their mealworms change from larvae to pupa and now to beetles.  It's been a fascinating journey.  As mealworms, we studied various aspects of mealworm behavior, such as what they like to eat, if they can follow a maze or crawl backwards.  Playing with the darkling beetles was great fun, and it was wonderful to watch students who initially said; "I am afraid of beetles", enjoy having them crawl all over their hands and arms.  If you'd like to play with a mealworm too, you'll have a chance on Science Night!

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