1. Monarchs and Their Decline

1. Monarchs and Their Decline

Monarchs and Their Decline About This Lesson This lesson introduces students to the recent population decline of monarch butterflies, including their anatomy, life cycle and migration patterns. Students will interpret a graph showing monarch population decline...
2. Monarch Population Decline Debate

2. Monarch Population Decline Debate

Monarch Population Decline Debate About This Lesson This lesson will revisit the information students already know about monarch butterflies and common milkweed plants. Using excerpts and summaries of research papers on the declining monarch population, students will...
3. Milkweed, a Critical Food Source for Monarchs

3. Milkweed, a Critical Food Source for Monarchs

Milkweed, a Critical Food Source for Monarchs About This Lesson This lesson moves from the monarch population decline to the milkweed population decline. Students will engage in a discussion of milkweed and its native range. Students will also discuss what effects...
5. Local Adaptation of Milkweed: Data Analysis

5. Local Adaptation of Milkweed: Data Analysis

Local Adaptation of Milkweed – Data Analysis About This Lesson This lesson guides students through data entry, representation, analysis, and interpretation. Students will submit data to be used as part of a larger, authentic distributed research project. They will...