Activity 2.4 - Questions About Animals (30 min)

Target Student Performance

Students describe structures and functions that all animals share and pose questions about mealworms to prepare for their upcoming investigation.

Resources You Provide

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Print one copy of 2.4 Mealworms Factsheet Reading for each student or pair of students. Have students' completed 1.2 Expressing Ideas Tool for Animals Growing available for reference. Prepare a computer and projector to show the 2.4 Questions about Animals PPT.


1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.

Show slide 2 of the 2.4 Questions about Animals PPT.


  • Have students highlight challenging vocabulary in the reading to support or add to the word wall
  • Ask questions about what students see happening in the video of mealworms eating
Extending the Learning

Encourage students to explore questions raised by the discussion. In particular, there are many links between nutrition and health that students are curious about and that they can investigate using Internet resources.