These sites are about mealworms. There are mealworm facts, pictures, and fun activities. Learn how to take care of them in the classroom and observe their behavior through all four stages of their life cycle. Included are two related eThemes resources.
Science for Kids interviews entomologist (a scientist who studies insects) Dr. Bill White about what it's like to eat roasted mealworms and other interesting bugs. Explore the links at the bottom for more information about edible insects.
These sites focus on animal life cycles for K-2 grade students. Learn about different stages of animal life cycles and see similarities and differences among animals. Diagrams, printouts, pictures, and lesson plans are included. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Animals: Life Cycles.
Learn how mealworms change into darkling beetles. Includes several instructions for conducting science experiments involving mealworms. Some of the experiments have a technology component, such as using spreadsheets and digital cameras to record the metamorphosis of these insects. There are also suggestions for caring for mealworms in the classroom. Includes an eThemes resource on life cycles.