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Lesson 3: The Monarch's Majestic Migration


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.


 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.


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


This is a 5E lesson plan. Follow the directions in the Lesson 3 PDF.