Dragonfly Teacher Resources
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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
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
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
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 32 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students learn how to identify which species of dragonflies or butterflies are found in their County by learning to read the Odonata or Lepidoptera checklist to find the scientific names; they also search field guides and the Internet for (1) the common name (2) description (3) life habits and (4) a photograph.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 2 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
Young scholars 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 3 Views 8 Downloads
Life Cycles of Frogs, Dragonflies, and Butterflies
Students observe the changes that occur during the growth and development of insects and frogs. In this life cycles lesson, students read a book, watch a video clip, and work collaboratively in small groups to identify the correct order to show the life cycle of a specified animal.
K - 2nd Science 13 Views 34 Downloads