Invertebrate Art Videos

Invertebrate Art Videos

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

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Draw mosquito life cycle

60 minutes, but there is a good “intermission” point in middle.

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Draw a copepod (a microscopic crustacean)  45 min.

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Draw a krill  (staple food of penguins and baleen whales)   45 min

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Draw an ant: 56 min.

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Coloring page about the interior anatomy of ants: 25 min.

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Color the 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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