Mealworms - Mrs. Kargus
Students in Mrs. Kargus' Class are studying Mealworms. She has ordered them and their habitat.

Essential Questions:


Why are insects important?
What would happen without them?
How are insects harmful?
How are insects helpful?
Why is an insect’s life cycle important to its survival?



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Background Knowledge:
They are about as big as a pencil eraser - Di Angelo
They are Fuzzy - Tyler
They are brown and peach - Jilani
They have spikes - Aryana
Mealworms eat meal - Aaliyah


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New Learning:
Mealworms turn into a pupa - Hayleigh
Mealworms have spiracles - Nikoli
Every 5 sheds it goes to the next stage - Di Angelo
When they are adults they grow wings - Jilani
When it is cold the mealworms goes dormant - Ava
All insects grow wings - Adam
When mealworms grow they have wings but they don't use them - Hayleigh
Mealworms have exoskeletons - Di Angelo
When mealworms eat they have an exoskeleton that doesn't grow with them, it splits - Aaliyah

Predictions:
They are longer than a pencil - Adrian
They are going to turn into Cicadas - Collin
When mealworms are adults they grow wings and I think they use them - Jilani
After mealworms are pupas they might turn into an adult and their eyes will get more black - Di Angelo


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