EEW! Mealworms {a life cycle unit for budding biologists}

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REVISED MAY 2014! Added 3 close reads, nonfiction magazine for projecting and 2 new activities!
Meets common core standards for ELA and NC Essential standards for science grade 2.
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 4 years-plus all I WISH I had time to do too!

over 130 pages of observation and experiments with directions. Each lab includes a student recording sheet as well.

reading
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

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.

This file is for a single classroom use
PLEASE see the preview for all this little unit has to offer
Total Pages
130
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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