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Lesson 3: The Monarch's Majestic Migration

Overview

Students will discuss the migration of thousands of miles Monarch butterflies take to over-wintering sites and how thermal air drafts aid them in their long flights.

Objectives

 Students will demonstrate the extreme energy it takes to flap wings for so many miles. 
 Students will determine the relationship between the butterflies that visit Natural Bridges State Park each year.
 Students will outline the life history of several generations of butterflies.

Materials

Lesson 3 PDF*
Lesson 3 PowerPoint*
Pencils and paper for question writing

*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 3 PDF.