Process


If possible, watch this incredible movie as a group...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/butterflies/program.html

 

 Most of these resources contain content that addresses all three aspects of monarch butterfly migration.  Remember to make  a note of things that may assist your fellow group members in addressing their questions.


 

Then, each member of the group should research a different aspect of monarch butterfly migration in more detail:

Determine...

1.      Where, when, and why do monarch butterflies migrate?

Use the following sources as a basis for your research:

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/AboutFall.html

http://monarch-butterfly.info/

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/MonarchNotes3.html#38

http://www.fs.fed.us/monarchbutterfly/migration/index.shtml

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/monarchbutterflies/monarchbutterflies.html

 

2.      How and why is monarch migration is threatened?

Use the following sources as a basis for your research:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/30/eveningnews/main6348230.shtml

http://www.monarchwatch.org/conserve/index.htm

http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/monarch_butterfly.php# 

http://www.scienceline.org/2006/10/23/env-phillips-monarchs/

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6348357n&tag=related;photovideo

 

3.      What can we do to help conserve monarch butterfly migration?

Use the following sources as a basis for your research:

http://www.monarchwatch.org/conserve/help.htm

http://www.fs.fed.us/monarchbutterfly/conservation/

http://www.fs.fed.us/monarchbutterfly/do/index.shtml

http://www.pollinator.org/Resources/NAPPC/MonTalkPtsFinal.pdf

http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2007/12/mexico-works-to-protect-monarc.html

 



Now, when everyone has finished researching their separate topic, the group should reconvene to share discoveries and to teach each other what you know.  Then, you can plan and write your article.

By sharing this valuable information with your classmates or your local community you can help preserve this incredible natural phenomenon for future generations!