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Imagine counting the stream of butterflies passing over your head each day during the entire fall season! Daily observations at monitoring sites such as Cape May and Chincoteague (say ?chink-o-teeg?) are providing a new view of migration. Find them on this map.
annual migration counts are providing a long-term record of migration
patterns. Both sites are migration hotspots because they?re located at
the tip of peninsulas. Monarchs often congregate on these peninsulas.
They wait until the wind is right before risking the long over-water crossing.
See what can you learn from this migration data:
Try This! Journaling Questions
1) Make a line graph using the data collected at each site. Show how many monarchs per hour were counted each week during each fall season. Use a different color of line for each year.
Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world. Good explanations are based on evidence from investigations. (K-4)
Use math in all aspects of scientific inquiry. (5-8)
National Math Standards