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ERIC Number: EJ776712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Counting a Culture of Mealworms
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v45 n2 p18-20 Oct 2007
Math is not the only topic that will be discussed when young children are asked to care for and count "mealworms," a type of insect larvae (just as caterpillars are the babies of butterflies, these larvae are babies of beetles). The following activity can take place over two months as the beetles undergo metamorphosis from larvae to adults. As the children care for and count the insects, they will make observations, think what defines an insect, begin to understand life cycles and life spans, and gain big vocabulary words that they love to know and use to feel like "real" scientists. (Contains 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A