The Monarch Butterfly WebQuest
What type of environment would you need to keep Monarch butterflies safe and healthy while they are in your care?
Introduction to the Monarch
 1. Activity:
The Director of the Butterfly Exhibit at the Bronx Zoo is asking for your help. A shipment of Monarch Butterflies is due to arrive shortly. The zoo is not sure what type of place they will need for the butterflies.

You will need to learn how to keep these creatures safe and healthy while they are under your care. What do you know about butterflies?

a. Go to the teach-nology site and fill out the KWL chart to discover what you already know about butterflies and what you want to find out.

b. Visit the Enchanted Learning website to get some background information on butterflies to answer the question: What is a Butterfly?

c. How do you say egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in Spanish?
 2. Title of Activity:
Getting to Know the Needs of the Monarch Butterfly
 3. Standards Aligned:
NETS-S (National Educational Technology Standards for Students)
PreK-2
I. Basic Operations and Concepts
I.4. Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning.

National Science Content Standards
Grades K-4
Standard C - Life Science
K-4.C.1. The characteristics of organisms.
K-4.C.2. Life cycles of organisms.

 4. Check for Understanding:
Method(s) of Assessment:
Observations
Student Work
 5. Resources:
  Resource Type Requirements File
1. KWL Chart Web Site
2. Enchanted Learning on Butterflies Web Site
3. Enchanted Learning (Spanish) Web Site
4. Butterfly Life Cycle (Spanish) Web Site Hardware:
PC
 6. Time for Activity
2 hours a day for 1 day