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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 English Language Arts
Learners 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
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