Dragonfly Explanations

Dragonfly Explanations focuses on a scientist named Lauren Pintor and presents research she conducted on dragonflies. Readers follow Pintor through the steps of an investigation about the Hine’s emerald dragonfly as she discovers some surprising results. Special attention is paid to the written steps of this investigation—Pintor’s hypothesis and her final scientific explanation—in order to highlight and model these aspects of an investigation for students, who are asked to do similar kinds of writing as part of their own classroom investigations.