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Lesson 2: Characteristics of the Monarch Butterfly

Overview

Students will order images of the life stages of a Monarch butterfly and discuss some of the Monarch’s special characteristics.
"Eclosing Monarch, Megan McCarty118" by Megan McCarty - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eclosing_Monarch,_Megan_McCarty118.PNG#/media/File:Eclosing_Monarch,_Megan_McCarty118.PNG

"Eclosing Monarch, Megan McCarty118" by Megan McCarty - Own work.
Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Objectives

 Students will describe the main life stages of a Monarch butterfly.
 Students will determine the difference between male and female monarchs.
 Students will infer how limiting a resource can effect a population.

Vocabulary

egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, proboscis, metamorphosis, milkweed

Materials

Lesson 2 PDF*
Lesson 2 PowerPoint*
Paper and Pencil

*These are located in the Resources section on the right side of your screen.

Time Required

15-20 minutes

Procedures

This is a 5E lesson plan. Follow the directions in the Lesson 2 PDF.