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These are the four stages of a mealworm's life cycle. What kind of life cycle is it?

  1. Incomplete metamorphosis

    No. For an incomplete metamorphosis, there are only three stages: egg, larva, and adult. The young also look very similar to the adults. The mealworm larva looks very different from the beetle.
  2. Complete metamorphosis.

    Yes! For a complete metamorphosis, the animal goes through four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
  3. Full metamorphosis.

    No. There is no life cycle called full metamorphosis.
  4. Partial metamorphosis.

    No. There is no life cycle called partial metamorphosis.



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Florida


SC.2.L.16.1 Observe and describe major stages in the life cycles of plants and animals, including beans and butterflies.
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SC.4.L.16.4 Compare and contrast the major stages in the life cycles of Florida plants and animals, such as those that undergo incomplete and complete metamorphosis, and flowering and nonflowering seedbearing
plants.
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Utah


UT.5.V.1.c Compare various examples of offspring that do not initially resemble the parent organism but mature to become similar to the parent organism (e.g., mealworms and darkling beetles, tadpoles and frogs, seedlings and vegetables, caterpillars and butterflies).

NGSS


1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.