Mealworm Lab Part 1: Observation & Identification
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by Kathy Egbert
| 36 Questions
Note from the author:
Ottawa High School Curriculum 2019 Biology textbook McDougal Littell ed 2008
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Question #1
A Dark
B Yellow

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Question 2.
Remember that all scientific names for organisms are written in italics, which may or may not be a font option for you when answering.
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Question #3 Order - Extra Credit - you don't have to answer this unless you want to take time to look up the information.
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Question #3 Family - Extra Credit - you don't have to answer this unless you want to take time to look up the information.
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Question #3 Genus - Extra Credit - you don't have to answer this unless you want to.
This information is in your general information handout.
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Question #3 Species - Extra Credit - you don't have to answer this unless you want to.
This information is in your general information handout.
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Question #4 - Extra Credit - you don't have to answer this unless you want to take time to look up the information.
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Question #4 - Extra Credit - you don't have to answer this unless you want to take time to look up the information.
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Question #4 - Extra Credit - you don't have to answer this unless you want to take time to look up the information. You have to relate how the genus and species names relate to a mealworm's habitat.
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Question #5
A No
B Yes
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Question #5
A 1
B 2
C 3
D 4
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Question #5
A head
B prothorax
C mesothorax
D metathorax
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Question #6
A No
B Yes
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Question #6
A 2
B 4
C 6
D 8
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Question #6
A thorax
B 1 pair on each of the 3 thorax segments
C 1 pair on each of the first 3 segments of the abdomen
D abdomen
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Question #7
A No
B Yes
C They do not have true antennae, however, they have 2 short, horn-like appendages that function like antennae.
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Question #7.
A 1
B 2
C 3
D 4
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Question #7.
A head
B thorax
C abdomen
D spine
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Question #8.
A complete
B incomplete
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Question #9.
A herbivores - eating plants (grains)
B carnivore - eating other animals
C scavengers - eating decaying matter
D decomposers - eating dead animals & their secretions
E A and C
F A, C, and D
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Question #11.
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A from the food it eats
B from its moist environment
C directly from drinking water in its habitat
D none of the answers are correct
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#13 Calculating the average length of your mealworms. Be sure to measure in cm. Estimate length to the nearest 1/10 of a centimeter.
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#14 - categorizing the size of your mealworms based on your results
A small
B medium
C large
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#15 Table - moving in habitat - measure in seconds
#27 & #28 should add up to 180 seconds
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#15 Table - stationary in habitat - measure in seconds
#27 & #28 should add up to 180 seconds
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#15 Table - moving not in habitat - measured in seconds
#29 & #30 should add up to 180 seconds
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#15 Table - stationary not in habitat - measured in seconds
#29 & #30 should add up to 180 seconds
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Table - direction of movement in habitat
A linear movement (horizontal)
B vertical, trying to climb over edge
C both linear and vertical
D no movement
E linear and no movement
F vertical and no movement
G both linear, vertical & no movement
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Table - direction of movement not in habitat
A linear, horizontal
B vertical, trying to climb over edge
C both linear and vertical
D no movement
E linear and no movement
F vertical and no movement
G both linear, vertical and no movement
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