Below are some links for learning about dragonflies:
Download a dragonfly lapbook from Homeschool Share.
Beautiful photos of East Coast dragonflies - great to use in a matching game
Download a colorful sheet to learn the difference between a dragonfly and damselfly.
See lovely photos and learn more dragonfly facts from the San Diego Zoo.
The Dragonfly Story - this is a lovely story about a dragonfly who, born in the water, leaves the stream to fly away. As a side note, this story is a good way to help children deal with the loss of a loved one.
Feeling artsy? How to draw a dragonfly and a video of how to draw
Here is an interesting Video about dragonflies.
We read some wonderful books about dragonflies including:
The most colorful wings on the pond belong to the nimble dragonfly, but this delicate flying insect didn't begin life in the air. The secrets of metamorphosis are unfurled in this story of the life of a familiar backyard creature.
A dragonfly lays her clutch of eggs and the life cycle of dragonflies has begun. Watch as the little nymphs change over time into beautiful adults who can move through the air like an acrobat.
This was one of our favorites! Eliza and her friends learn all about dragonflies when they join Aun Doris on trips to a nearby pond. The science about dragonflies is perfectly integrated into a story in which the remarkable metamorphosis of a dragonfly from a mucky nymph (Eeeewww, says Eliza) to a beautiful winged creature (Magnificent! says Aunt Doris) is a metaphor for the magic of how Eliza, too, grows up.
We also had fun making twig dragonflies:
Next, we are studying ladybugs...