How Long Do Monarchs Live?
Estimating the Lifespan of a Monarch of the Overwintering Generation

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National Science Education Standards

Life Science

  • Plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying. The details of this life cycle are different for different organisms. (K-4)
National Math Standards

Numbers and Operations

  • Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.
  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
  • Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Problem Solving

  • Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.


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