Students Answer Monarch Butterfly Challenge Question #3:
"How does the pine forest serve as an umbrella and a blanket
for the monarchs?"
feel that the pine forest serves as an umbrella and a blanket for the
monarchs because it protects them from rain, snow, and any severe weather.
The pine forest also keeps them warm during their period of hibernation and
shelters them from danger.
87 West Park Ave.
Sellersville, PA 18960
They use pine trees as a blanket of insulation. It traps
the heat like a greenhouse effect. They use it as an umbrella for shelter
from weather. Cindy Chester
G. Seitz Elementary
George Seitz Elementary School (email@example.com)
It serves as a blanket because if it gets cold the pine trees
trap in heat and it serves as a umbrella because if the rain comes through
it slows the rain to a stop.
We are the First Grade Class at St. John the Baptist
School in Milwaukie, Oregon. We think the top of the pine trees serve as an
umbrella to protect the monarchs from the weather. We think the evergreen
pine needles serve as a blanket to keep the monarchs warm. Your
Mrs. Kennedy's First Grade Class
The Pine tree serves
as an umbrella because it keeps rain from pouring down on the butterflies
and soaking their wings. It serves as a blanket because it keeps the warmth
in at night. If they cut the trees down, they put a hole in the blanket and
the monarchs will freeze to death. Lee Taylor and Shannon Mitchell, gr. 5
Bobcaygeon Public School Bobcaygeon, Ontario
The needles of the
pine trees protect the monarchs from cold weather and protect them from
rain and other bad weather.
hambrick elementary school
Here is a list of
answers for challenge question #3 from Mrs. Buisman's third grade class in
-They huddle up in pine trees for a blanket.
Under the pine needles for an umbrella.
-The pine needles are a blanket
and umbrella because the pine needles stick out far.
-The leaves act as
an umbrella and a blanket.
-The pines on the tree are slanted, so the
water doesn't fall on them, so the pines are the umbrella. The blanket is
the branches because they can cuddle around it, so that is the blanket.
-It protects the monarchs and keeps them warm at night.
-The water runs
down the bark, so it doesn't just pound down on the forest.
The moss on
the tree serves as the blanket and for the tree.
-The warmth of the
-The pine needles cover them like a blanket and the pine needles
hold the rain when it rains.
-The pine needles cover them and they can
lay on the needles. blanket.
-The batch of blanket pine needles that
are on the side of the tree keep them warm. Umbrella
-The groups of pine
needles shade them from the rain.
second grade class at Birch Lake Elementary in White Bear Lake, MN beleive
the Pine Forrest protects the monarchs by keeping them dry. It also helps
them stay safe and warm. The forrest is a great place for them to stay.
Jon P. Mares (firstname.lastname@example.org)
These are the answers my second graders gave me. The pine forest keeps
the monarchs warm like a blanket keeps us warm. They keep them dry. It
guards them from ice and rain. The trees curve down with the sagging weight
of the monarchs like a blanket keeping the monarchs safe and warm. Lavonne
Probst and her second grade class. Reporting from Southern Illinois.
"We think that when the days
get warmer and longer the butterflies will feel like mating. Once they have
mated they will want to come back north to lay eggs. Then they die after
they've laid their eggs. Then the cycle begins all over again. Next year
they will be migrating back to Mexico. The weather is getting warmer and
the sun is out longer, so the days are longer. The flowers start blooming.
The monarchs have instincts to leave Mexico and start flying north. The
females are mating, then are looking for milkweed. Since they can't fly in
cold weather, they must wait until the weather is warmer. They left in the
fall because northern winters are too cold."
Mrs. Siefert's 4th/5th
Mrs. Thornton's science class
Lincoln, NE (email@example.com)