This Animated Step-by-Step ™ Science Project centers on the Life Cycle of Mealworms. Students are encouraged to create a ‘home’ for their mealworms, provide them with food (dry oatmeal and an apple slice), water, and a rock or shell on which to bask. The pen tools of the Interactive whiteboard can be used to chart their metamorphosis across a 4 week time period. There are also charts that encourage scientific discovery. How does your mealworms respond when you blow on them? … Tap the table? Use an eyedropper to drop some water on them?
If conducted at an activity center using the Microsoft PowerPoint app, paper and pencil charts can be provided to support this small group activity.
Please note this version of the Mealworm Animated Step-by-Step ™ is NOT symbol-supported. Two symbol-supported versions (SymbolStix and PCS) are available elsewhere in the Bloom store.