Science & Nature

Nature's Perfect Predator: Praying Mantis

In this one-time class, we we delve into the amazing life cycle of the Praying Mantis and what makes them one of the most interesting and amazing predators.
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40 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


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per learner

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Class Experience

Students will learn about the anatomy of praying mantises, see many of the different varieties, learn about their life cycle, and the vicious predatory behavior of praying mantises.  Students will also learn about what a praying mantis egg sac looks like and where to look to find one.
After teaching pre-K through high school for the past 20 years, it is now my absolute pleasure to share my passion for nature, gardening and the outdoors.  Gardening is my passion and the bugs within the garden are incredible.  The behavior of praying mantises has been fascinating to observe from the emerging from the ootheca to the predatory attacks of the adults.  I am excited to share this fascinating creature with the class.  
This class does not have any homework, but students will receive worksheets and a challenge activity to extend this lesson after class.
A handout will be provided before the class and then challenge activity and worksheet will be provided after the class.  
We will play games and discuss the content throughout the class, but no formal assessment will be done.  
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
If students are sensitive to violence, please be aware that there will be a video clip of praying mantis hunting and predatory behavior that is quite vicious.  Praying mantis females eat their mate and many other live bugs/animals.  
We will view a few short clips about Praying Mantis behavior that are available free on the internet.  At least one of these video clips are provided by Curiosity Stream.  


Miss JulieHomeschooling mom and teacher for over 15 years
15 total reviews
13 completed classes

About Me

As a homeschooling mom, I have led childrens' book clubs, cooking classes, craft classes, scouting groups, camping expeditions, teaching and tutoring pre-K, elementary, middle school and high school students, I am so excited to teach on the... 
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