Science and Mealworms

Today’s updated article, The Multipurpose Mealworm, is by Roberta Gibson, an entomologist and children’s nonfiction author. Roberta is a longtime contributor to, specializing in science activities you can do at home with your children and also the occasional science book review.

You might not think of mealworms when you are considering science experiments appropriate for the home learning environment, but as Roberta says, “Mealworms are easy to obtain, easy to take care of, don’t take up much space and lend themselves to many simple experiments.”

We’ll be bringing you more of Roberta’s science articles as she has time to dust them off. And be sure to check out her debut picture book, “How to Build an Insect.”

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