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

mealworms Worksheets

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.
This picture shows the life cycle of a mealworm, or darkling beetle.

Mealworm Science Experiments

Do mealworms prefer black surfaces or white surfaces? Use this printable to test your hypothesis.
Do mealworms prefer to eat bran, oats, carrots, or potatoes?
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.

More Mealworm Stuff

Search the classroom for mealworm and darkling beetle fact cards.
Observe your mealworm with a magnifying glass and answer the questions.
Read the article about keeping and caring for mealworms.
2nd through 4th Grades

Mealworm Anatomy

Label the parts of the mealworm's body. This worksheet is in black and white.
Label the parts of the mealworm's body. This worksheet is in color.
Label the parts of the mealworm's body. This worksheet is in black and white.
This printable poster shows a mealworm with all of its body parts labeled.

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