Our certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden
Elementary's Schoolyard Habitat
Digital Monarch Watch - create a real-time map of Monarch migration
Watch - The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies - NOVA Video
Monarch & Migration
Learn more about Monarch biology at Monarch
Community Learning Garden
Variation - grouping things
Sort the Insects - activity
Monarch Teachers Network
Green Landscaping with native plants
Monarch Butterfly migration report - listen online
Learn all about butterflies and butterfly gardening in Pennsylvania!
Milkweeds - Easing
the Plight of the Monarch Butterfly
Measuring the Impact of Ozone on a Bioindicator - Common Milkweed
The Monarch Butterfly by Oberhauser, Karen Suzanne and Solensky, Michelle J. book online
Common Butterflies and their Caterpillars pdf
Monarch Larval Monitoring Project (MLMP) participate!
How monarchs help pupils learn computer literacy. SFGate 2/17/08
The Differences between a Moth and a Butterfly
What is this caterpillar?
Activity - When is a Pest?
Nightlighting for Moths activity video
Butterflies Point to Micro Machines
Butterfly Magic by Midge Frazel
in the Classroom
Monarchs in the Classroom standards based activites K-8
Butterfly Curricula - The Butterfly WebSite
Monarch web site
- Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Silk as stuffing
facts about Lady Beetles for kids
about Asian Lady Beetles
World of Insects
Gardens at National Wildlife Federation
Habitat at NWF
common butterfly larval host plants
Host Plants in Pennsylvania
Mimicry - Viceroy
Larva Monitoring Project
pollen and Monarch caterpillars.
The Manduca Project http://www.manducaproject.com/
Cam lots of info and video!
of Life - information about phylogeny and biodiversity
the Organism Insect & Arthropod Biology and ID
Caterpillars Click and Puke to Stop Predators
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's online
digital media library - public domain photos
Dichotomous keys - how to make one
Monarch jigsaw puzzle
Build your own Caterpillar
Participate in Monarch Larval Monitoring Project
Balancing Butterfly activity - center of gravity Pattern
Intermediate Science Teaching Practice
Counting Populations - sampling
Ecology - Population Dynamics
On this site
Worksheet for this site
Comparing Caterpillars exercise
Compare or Contrast Butterflies
Milkweed True False Quiz
Monarch multi-guess Quiz
Measuring Caterpillars and
Milkweed leaves activity
Science Journal entry
puzzle | Milkweed Puzzle
coloring page | Color this Butterfly
Chart the classification of the Monarch
Chart the classification of the Common
Milkweed . MS/HS
Plants and People
Observation Science skills practice
a Compare/Contrast Diagram using a computer how to
Make an Organisms
Database - How to using AW
and Moths Facts Hunt
the Scientific Method
Interesting Insect Information
Meadows, and Hedgerows resources
George Ericson, a.k.a. Eugene Iverd (1893-1936),
Young Scientist, 1932, oil on canvas, Collection: Erie Art
Museum, Erie, PA.
Migration math challenge - Math Mastery.com
Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way
The photos for this project were taken in August
and early September in Central Pennsylvania.
PA Academic Standards
Science and Technology
Unifying Themes 3.1
4. C. Illustrate patterns that regularly occur and
reoccur in nature.
7. C. Identify patterns as repeated processes or
recurring elements in science and technology. Identify different
forms of patterns and use them to group and classify specific objects.
Inquiry and Design 3.2
B. Describe objects using the five senses. Apply
process knowledge to make and interpret observations.
Biological 3.3 - Sciences
A. Know the similarities and differences of living
· Identify life processes of living things
· Know that some organisms have similar external characteristics
and that similarities and differences are related to environmental
· Describe basic needs of plants and animals
B. Know that living things are made up of parts
that have specific functions.
3.7. Technological Devices
B. Use appropriate instruments and apparatus to
Select appropriate instruments to measure
the size, weight, shape and temperature of living and non-living
Environment and Ecology
Environmental Health 4.3
B. Identify how human actions affect environmental
C. Understand that the elements of natural systems
· Identify some of the organisms that live together in an
· Understand that components of a system all play an equal
part in a healthy natural system
Integrated Pest Management 4.5
B. Explain how pest management affects the environment.
Ecosystems and their interactions
A. Understand that living things are dependent on
nonliving things in the environment for survival. Describe the basic
needs of an organism.
Measurement and Estimation
A. Select and use appropriate instruments and units
for measuring quantities (e.g., perimeter, volume, area, weight,
Select and use standard tools to measure the size
of figures with specified accuracy, including length, width, perimeter
Mathematical Reasoning and Connections
A. Compare quantities and magnitudes of numbers.
Reading Writing Listening
Reading Critically in all content
A. Read and understand essential content of informational
Types of Writing 1.4
B. Write informational pieces
Speaking and Listening 1.6
F. Use media for learning purposes.
Pennsylvania Science Anchors
S.A.2. Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigations
S.A.3. Systems, Models, and Patterns, S.B.1. Structure and Function of Organisms
S4.B.3.1.1 Describe the living and nonliving components of a local ecosystem
S8.A.1 Reasoning and Analysis
Borror, Donald J. and White, Richard E. Insects
Peterson Field Guides. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston. 1970.
Foster, Stephen and Duke, James A. Medicinal
Plants Peterson Field Guides . Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston.
Hutchens, Alma R. Indian Herbalogy of North
America. Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boston. 1973.
McGavin, George C. The Pocket Guide to Insects
of the Northern Hemisphere. Parkgate Books Ltd. London 1998
Tufts, Craig. The Backyard Naturalist. National Wildlife Federation. 1988.