animation shows how precipitation changes around the world throughout
the year. (Precipitation includes rain, sleet, and snow.) The
black arrow points to Mexico. Watch how precipitation changes
in Mexico over the course of a full year.
to the place in Mexico where monarchs overwinter.
time to understand the map. Look at the title and the color
Watch the Seasons Change in Mexico
patterns do you notice?
has two seasons, a wet season and a dry season. Based
on these maps, when do you think the dry season begins and
ends? The wet season?
this map match Dr. Brower's precipitation graph for the monarch
overwintering sites in Mexico?
general statements can you make about global precipitation?
this map match your own experiences with precipitation patterns
where you live?
areas/latitudes tend to have the most precipitation? The least?
happens to the rainiest bands throughout the year? (Look at
Central and South America.) Which direction(s) do they move?
to a place in North America that you think might have a rainy
season and a dry season. Explain why you think so.