Migration in California
But Were They Monarch Butterflies?
March 15, 2005
Suddenly, migration reports began to appear like a rash on the map on
the edge of the Mojave Desert, near San Bernardino, California. One person
reported a "massive swarm of monarchs" and a boy said "about
ten butterflies bumped into me." Here's how others described what
Do YOU think
the massive migration in California was of monarch butterflies?
First, find out what monarch butterfly migration looks like in the spring.
whether you think the California butterflies were monarch butterflies
or not. Give evidence to support your view.
3) Then read
what the experts had to say:
National Science Education Standards
- Use data
to conduct a reasonable explanation.
critically and logically to make relationship between evidence and explanations.
investigations involve asking and answering a question and comparing
that to what scientists already know about the world.
develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already
know about the world.
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