Mealworms are fascinating. Some of them move very quickly. They tickle your hand when they walk across it. (Comments from Grade 6).
We have been studying arthropods (modern Latin- Arthropoda, literally meaning “those with jointed feet”). They are invertebrates and are the larvae of the darkling beetle. We studied their bodies closely under magnifying glasses and drew detailed diagrams highlighting their head (with antanae and specialized mouth parts) the thorax (the three segments directly behind the head where their three pairs of legs are attached) and the abdomen. We also looked at one of the mealworms which has entered the pupae stage. We hope to see it turn into a beetle soon.