Mealworms are NOT worms. They are the larval stage of the mealworm beetle, also known as the Darkling Beetle.
Fact sheet about Darkling Beetle
Darkling Beetle at Enchanted Learning
Mrs. Eberhardt's Mighty Mealworm Page
poem, letter, song, information
Mrs. Sawler's Grade One Study of Mealworms
Mrs. Sawler's Mealworm Wordsearch
Mrs. Sawler's Mealworm Jigsaw Puzzle
Getting to Know You - Mental Health Lesson
Overall Objective: The students will recognize differences between themselves and other people, and learn to accept their uniqueness as a positive gift. Students will demonstrate an increased comfort with handling mealworms. They will explore their attitudes about things and how their attitudes affect their interactions.
My Decisions - Good or Bad - Decision Making
Overall Objective: Through observation, discussion, experimentation and data collection with mealworms the students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors related to decision-making.
Insect Lore Resources
Source for live mealworm kit, life cycle model, literature