The Very Lonely Firefly
Carle "Very Books" Block Puzzle
Language Arts: Listmaking and Classifying
What objects in the story emitted light? (Make a list)
What other objects can your student think of that give off light? (Add these items to your list)
Make a chart with different categories and classify the items from your list. You can choose any categories you wish (the following is just a quick example).
|Object||Produced by Nature||Produced by Electricity||Produced by Another Source|
More information on fireflies
You may want to check-out the firefly report forms on Homeschool Share's Animal Forms page.
Science: Firefly Bug Jug
Catch fireflies with your student. Transfer the bugs to a small terrarium with screen or cheesecloth over the top (or keep in a glass jar with a plastic lid poked with small holes for air). Put gravel in the bottom of your terrarium; you should also include moss and potatoes. Allow your student to observe and record findings in her nature journal.
Science: The Process of Chemiluminescence (light without heat)
http://www.glowspace.com/classroom.htm -- includes experiment
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HomeExpts/Chemilum.html -- includes experiment
Firefly Flashlight Craft
Supplies: 3" Flashlight, Hot Glue Gun, Two 10mm google eyes, AA battery, One Yard Cord, Glow-in-the-dark Pony Beads, Permanent Marker, Yellow Fun Foam, Scissors
Remove key ring from flashlight and string cord in its place. String glow-in-the-dark pony beads to each side. Double knot ends. Glue on google eyes. Cut wings from yellow foam and glue to back of flashlight. Draw on a mouth with the permanent marker. Now, your student will have a fun (and wearable) firefly flashlight!
Sam & The Firefly
Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco
Ten Flashing Fireflies by Philemon Sturges
Fireflies in the Night by Judy Hawes
The Night of the Fireflies
Creatures that Glow by Melvin Berger
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