Dragonfly Teacher Resources
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The Dragonflies of Summer
The best thing about dragonflies is that they make great topics for informational texts. Get those readers excited with a fun and interesting insect-related text passage that can help them increase their comprehension skills. As children read, they will learn all about the dragonfly's life cycle, food preferences, and predators.
2nd - 3rd Science 34 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Art projects are great when they apply to other subjects. First study insects, their parts, and their habitats. Then have little ones create a dragonfly. They use clothes pins, raffia, pipe-cleaners, and paint to construct their dragonflies.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Life Cycle of a Dragonfly
Did you know that dragonflies don't go through complete metamorphosis, but rather a series of nymph stages? View this video to find out what life is like for a dragonfly from egg to adult! You'll learn all you need to know. A good video with clear narration and interesting visuals.
4 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Stories of Hope: Dragonfly and Mosquito
Students identify and interpret the value of the dragonfly as a predator of the mosquito. They create their own folktales using the dragonfly or a creature of their choice to solve the malaria problem or another issue. Students also create a story-line map and fill it in with details of one of the stories read in class.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Wind and Rain
Students draw and paint with different classroom materials to create a stormy painting, a storm cloud windsock, egg decorating, dragonflies, and cattails. In this wind and rain lesson plan, students create these art projects that deal with wind and rain.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Insect Body Parts and their Functions
Students explore all the parts of an insects body and assess their specific functions. They review an extensive vocabulary list of terms and then relate the parts of an insect to those of a human being. Dragonfly Poetry is also taught within this lesson as well as an insect song.
K - 2nd Language Arts 6 Views 57 Downloads
Illinois County Dragonfly Poster
Students identify the dragonflies found in their Illinois County by using the Odonata database list to find the scientific names, searching field guides and the Internet for (1) the common name (2) description (3) life habits and (4) a photograph.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Learners use classification skills and clues to determine which flying insect is the one they need to circle. They read four clues and examine each of the five insects depicted. They then deduce which one is the mystery insect. Answers and a mini-experiment are included.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
A Water Dilemma - Mapping Dragonfly Pond
Young scholars simulate roles as concerned citizens who are discussing the wetland ecosystem of a pond. They role play as they research and discuss the affects that human actions such as development have on the biotic and abiotic life of the pond habitat.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 9 Downloads