Dragonfly is a theme-based, inquiry-driven science and language arts magazine for children in upper
elementary and lower middle grades. The publication is a joint effort of Miami University and the National
Science Teachers Association with funding from the National Science Foundation. Bimonthly during the
school year, Dragonfly publishes science investigations, poetry, autobiographies, essays, short
stories, artwork and other creative expressions by children and adult researchers.
"Dragonfly gives voice to children's investigations and regards children as authentic investigators
with valid questions about the world," says Editor-in-Chief Chris Myers, professor of
interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Ohio. "Dragonfly also gives children the
opportunity to interact directly with well-known researchers, sharing their own investigations
and the process of discovery." Other central goals of the project, he said, are to incorporate
language arts and to involve minority and at-risk children in science.
A pull-out Dragonfly Home Companion invites parents to join in their children's explorations.
The Dragonfly Teacher's Companion offers practical ideas for teachers. Supplemental
student activities and discussion lists are available onDragonflyNet at
http://www.MUOhio.edu/Dragonfly/ on the World Wide Web.
Article Reprinted with permission from NSTA Publications, March/April 1997,
from Dragonfly, National Science Teachers Association,
1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington,
To subscribe or receive a free sample issue of Dragonfly, call (800) 722-NSTA.
For other information, contact Jamie Bercaw (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.) or Lynne Myers (e-mail
email@example.com). Both may be reached by mail at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056;
by phone at (513) 529-8576; or by fax at (513) 529-8574. Myers can provide guidelines
for students or classes wishing to submit articles.
About Dragonfly . . .
(by Kentucky Teacher magazine)