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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 6/Day 5- Survive and Thrive (Rising 1st)

Happy Last Day!

Today was a very fun day. We would like to thank all the parents who were able to visit our classroom. The students spent a lot of time and effort into designing their habitats. They created some very unique houses. I would like to personally thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with your children. Hopefully they are leaving with more knowledge about the difference between “surviving and thriving” and understanding the various generalizations involving “change”.

Sincerely,

Dr. P. 🙂

About the Mealworm:
1. Keeping the mealworm in a warm place will encourage quicker metamorphosis.
2. Over time, the mealworm will become less active.
3. The mealworm will shed its exoskeletons.
4. The mealworm will change into the pupa. The pupa stage will last from 10 to 20 days. Pupae do not eat or move.
5. After the pupa’s hard shell splits, the adult mealworm (beetle) emerges.
6. After the adult beetles emerge, they will mate and lay eggs on the bottom of the plastic box. Students will be able to see tiny circle of eggs surrounded by a sticky liquid to protect the eggs stuck to the plastic. The circle grows larger, and then tiny mealworms emerge from them in about 2 weeks.
7. It will take up to 90 days for a larva to grow to the pupa state.
8. The mealworms eat small pieces of apple, carrots, or lettuce. They also use these food sources for water.



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