Teaching Guides


Want to bring The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade into your classroom, use it as a homeschooling resource, or just enhance a reading discussion with your young readers?

There are two teaching guides available for The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade. Choose whether you'd like to focus on germs or bugs/ extinction or even better, download both!





TEACHING GUIDE FOR THE BUG THAT PLAGUED THE ENTIRE THIRD GRADE--GERMS

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TEACHING GUIDE FOR THE BUG THAT PLAGUED THE ENTIRE THIRD GRADE--EXTINCTION
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Some handy dandy links that help Teach About Dragonflies:
Environmental Education for Kids!

BioKids

Classroom mascots: An insect unit isn’t complete without live insects in the classroom. Many students like to bring insects for ‘show and tell.’ While some insects are very hard to keep alive for more than a few days, others can be maintained for much longer periods of time. There are some guidelines in both cases that this publication will attempt to address.

Using Insects in the Classroom

Insect Collecting Techniques and a list of insect collecting tools

Make your own compound eye. This project is a bit complex but well worth the effort. The compound eye can be displayed with a large easel, or on a shelf. By looking into the compound eye, students can get an idea of what an insect might see.

Insect info and fun facts

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This website is dedicated to providing the viewer with an introduction to this rare dragonfly, which is renowned for its beautiful emerald green eyes and its remarkable aerobatic abilities.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service provide this wonderful fact sheet on the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly.

Illinois State Museum

This site is dedicated to presenting information about the only dragonfly on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service List of endangered species.

http://www.fws.gov/kids/
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Kids’  Corner: Learn how loss of habitat and ecosystems can lead to a decline in biodiversity, and how the Endangered species act helps conserve endangered and threatened species.  Find out how You and your school: What can you do to help conserve rare, threatened, and endangered species and their habitats?

Center for biological diversity: Saving the Hines Emerald Dragonfly

Press Release: Bush administration agrees to protect endangered dragonfly (facts)

Also, check out my list of suggested companion books at the bottom of this blog...