Milkweed and Monarch Butterfly Mania

Careful and Thorough Observations

Sebastian and Aunt Cindy are looking for monarch caterpillars in her habitat garden. He is very excted to see this. He takes a picture.

Carefully observe the photo on the right.

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A careful scientist would want to identify the kind of caterpillars they see. Sebastian decides to gather further observations by turning over the leaf.

Before he shows you what he finds:

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Turn the leaf over

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Resources | Collecting Data activity | Butterfly Math

Observations - Science Skill Builders

Pennsylvania Science Anchors S.A.2. Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigations

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Science Journal | Watering Spreadsheet | Observation Caterpillars

Measure surface area of milkweed leaf | Variables

Measuring Milkweeds | IPM and Mystery Caterpillar

Habitat Garden Project


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