Time to Revisit Views About Monarch Migration?
Unusual Findings During the Winter of 2005-2006

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National Science Education Standards


  • Science investigations involve asking and answering a question and comparing that to what scientists already know about the world. (K-4)
  • Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world.
  • Scientific explanations emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and use scientific principles, models, and theories. The scientific community accepts and uses such explanations until displaced by better scientific ones. (5-8)

Life Science

  • The behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues (such as hunger) and by external cues (such as a change in the environment). (K-4)
  • An organism's behavior patterns are related to the nature of that organism's environment . . . When environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce, and others die or move to new locations. (K-4)
National Geography Standards
  • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information.


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