EEW! Mealworms || a life cycle unit for budding biologists

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Over 130 pages of observation and experiments with directions. Each lab includes a student recording sheet as well. Studying Mealworms may be the easiest way to observe and learn about insect life cycles. They are clean, cheap, and quick to change! This file contains all I have done with my students for the past 7 years-plus all I WISH I had time to do too!


  • Close Read articles include: life cycle, parts of a mealworm, Mealworms for Dinner
  • each text includes two sets of text dependent and inferring questions
  • full color magazine with amazing up close photos and text!
  • 12 page mealworm mini-book filled with facts and follow up questions

activities and displays

  • Birth Announcement, sign for your hallway, and baby calendar for students to keep a daily records of change
  • 4 Labeling diagrams of mealworms and darkling beetles
  • Vocabulary cards
  • Life cycle displays {includes each stage in color and B/W}
  • week by week classroom display
  • Mealworm scavenger hunt facts cards and recording sheet

graphic organizers

  • design a home for a mealworm
  • Mealworm/Beetle Thinking Maps
  • graphic organizer follow up

Powerpoint: Mealworms: a journey through a complete metamorphosis powerpoint!

Follow along with Molly Mealworm as she grows and changes throughout her life. Each slide has a fact paired with a little humor.

Meets common core standards for ELA and NC Essential standards for science grade 2.

You MAY share this file with YOUR grade level at YOUR school without purchasing additional licences.

PLEASE see the preview for all this little unit has to offer

Total Pages
130 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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