Preparation of Epoxy Material of Tenebrio molitor l. Insect in Teaching the Concept of Metamorphosis

Mirici S. , Koca F. N.

GlobETS: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, Ankara, Türkiye, 28 - 31 Ekim 2020, ss.104-111

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Ankara
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.104-111


In studies on the concept of metamorphosis, it has been found that living things transform into other creatures after metamorphosis, and the concept of metamorphosis is confused with process of change (Hürcan & Önder, 2012; Murat et al., 2010). Therefore, it is important to identify the insects that can be used in teaching the concept of metamorphosis. Tenebrio molitor L. insects show larval, pupal and adult development stages (Calıslar, 2017, Ravzanadii et al., 2012;). Tenebrio molitor L. used within the scope of the study is thought to be an exemplary material for understanding the potential of being an effective material in teaching the concept of metamorphosis. Within the scope of this study, a permanent teaching material that can be used in teaching the concept of metamorphosis was prepared by immersing the developmental stages of the Tenebrio molitor L. insect in an epoxy environment. The prepared material can be used in primary and secondary education science classes. In addition, students who experience fear or discontent with insects will have the opportunity to know and examine insects with this material. We continue to work on the effect of the teaching material prepared by students on their academic achievement and attitudes towards insects. Keywords: environmental education, metamorphosis, Tenebrio molitor, epoxy