Draw a water strider (skater) insect
59 minutes  (first 5 minutes are materials notes)

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Draw mosquito life cycle

60 minutes; has a natural “intermission” point in middle.

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Draw a copepod (microscopic crustacean)

45 min.

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Draw a krill

45 min  (Krill are staple food of penguins and baleen whales.)

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Draw an ant:  56 min.

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A coloring page about the interior of ants: 25 min.

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Color and label interior anatomy of a spider: 39 min.

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Slug and snail anatomy: 36 min

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Daphnia anatomy coloring page: 22 min

(Daphnia magna is a tiny crustacean, sometimes called “water flea.”)

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Draw a caddisfly larva: 26 min (plus additional drawing time on your own)

The caddisfly is an important aquatic insect because it is an “indicator species.”  For more information, and to use this project with younger students, go to

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Draw a paramecium: 17 min

The template has two pages.  Print double-sided if you can, so the words are on the back.

Paramecium drawing templage pages

Draw a hydra: 40 min

Hydra drawing template page

Hydra picture samples in color