Mealworm Worksheets

Learn about the life cycle of a mealworm (darkling beetle) with these worksheets, science experiments, and and activities.

Mealworm Life Cycle
Learn about the life cycle of a mealworm with this interactive science wheel.
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Students cut the stages of a mealworm's life cycle and attach it to the correct place on the picture.
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This picture shows the life cycle of a mealworm, or darkling beetle.
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Mealworm Science Experiments
Do mealworms prefer black surfaces or white surfaces? Use this printable to test your hypothesis.
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Do mealworms prefer to eat bran, oats, carrots, or potatoes?
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What will cause a mealworm to back up?  Test by blocking it with a paper, shining a flashlight on it, touching its antennae, and placing vinegar near it.
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More Mealworm Stuff
Search the classroom for mealworm and darkling beetle fact cards.
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Observe your mealworm with a magnifying glass and answer the questions.
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Read the article about keeping and caring for mealworms.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Common Core
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Mealworm Anatomy
Label the parts of the mealworm's body. This worksheet is in black and white.
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Label the parts of the mealworm's body. This worksheet is in color.
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Label the parts of the mealworm's body. This worksheet is in black and white.
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This printable poster shows a mealworm with all of its body parts labeled.
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