Dragonfly – Dazzling and Dynamic

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10284

Can you imagine over 5,000 different species of one little insect? Explore the dazzling characteristics and dynamic life cycle of the dragonfly with videos, online resources, activities, and crafts!

categories

Life Science

subject
Science
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Can you imagine over 5,000 different species of one little insect? And a dazzling and dynamic insect it is, too; one you've probably seen! Let's explore!

There are more than 5,000 species of dragonfly known to exist.

The dragonfly’s head is mostly eye, so it has incredible vision! In this lesson, you will explore more amazing characteristics and the life cycle of the dazzling and dynamic dragonfly!

1. Learn about the characteristics of the dragonfly using the links below. Take notes on the Graphic Organizer – Bubble Map. A Graphic Organizer - Suggested Answer Key can be found as well in Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. You may add more bubbles and information to the graphic organizer.

  • Read Dragonfly FAQ from The Dragonfly Website.

  • Watch How Do Dragonflies See the World? - Animal Super Senses - BBC from the BBC:

 

2. Learn about the life cycle of a dragonfly using the links below. Take notes as you learn about the life cycle of a dragonfly on the Graphic Organizer – Life Cycle 7 (Downloadable Resources). You can use illustrations and text for the information on the graphic organizer.

Fly on down to the Got It? section create a poster to display your knowledge!

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