Science & Nature

Raise Your own Mealworms

In this one-time class, students will learn what a habitat is, how to breed their own mealworms, and begin making a mini habitat for their mealworms.
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20 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

Students will learn why people breed mealworms, their life cycle, how to make a mini habitat for mealworms, and how to care for these insects.
Students can finish their mini mealworm habitats after class. I recommend purchasing your starter mealworms at a pet store after the habitat is complete. Once your mealworms turn into beetles, you can make a second habitat exactly like your first one for these beetles.
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Materials for making a mini habitat for mealworms: 1 small clean plastic container a makeshift lid from plastic wrap, a thumbtack to poke holes with, and a rubber band one cup of whatever grain you have on hand, such as flour, cornmeal, or oatmeal a cardboard tube cut to a size that can lay flat in your container a small slice of vegetable (sweet potato, carrot, parsnip) or leafy green I recommend purchasing your starter supply of mealworms at a pet store after class when your habitat is ready to go. Once your mealworms have turned into adult beetles, you can make a second mini habitat for the beetles with the same supplies as the mealworm habitat.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Celina "Cricket" Matthews
Lives in the United States
An interdisciplinary teacher with a focus in entomology and music
167 total reviews
350 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone!

I’m Cricket, they/them. I graduated from Randolph College with a B.A. in English, with honors. 
I am a homeschool co-op teacher leading small groups of students ages 5-15 a variety of subjects, including science, math, and... 
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