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Mayfly in the Classroom Resources

These Mayfly in the Classroom resources have been created by the Wild Trout Trust for use by school groups:

A teacher’s introduction and reference to Mayfly in the Classroom - detailed document providing loads of mayfly facts and references to help run the project

Basic apparatus assembly - instructions for teachers and pupils

How to look after your mayflies - daily guide for pupils

Maintenance and care - additional teacher's notes

Daily recording sheet - this can be used as it is or as a template to adapt

Safe temperature guide - to display by your aquaria

Mayfly classroom display

Mayfly fact sheet - for younger pupils

Collage activity ideas - for younger pupils

Further Mayfly resources and activities for your project:

Questions for children to research

Research question answers

Online resources list - there are a lot of resources listed in the teacher's guide but we have created a succint list indicating web pages and great videos that children should use and watch to help them with answering the research questions

Mayfly wordsearch - help children learn the key terms

Mayfly poem sheet - inspire children to write their own mayfly poems or stories!

Mayfly life cycle

Mayfly nymph fact sheet

Picture activity sheet - blank sheet for children to draw their mayflies


Back to main project page

Go to Wild Trout Trust's Mayfly in the Classroom website

Funders and partners of the Mayfly in the Classroom project: 

Tyne and Wear Community Foundation      

Resource images from Riverfly Partnership

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