The Great Monarch Butterfly Mystery Webquest• Grade level – 2nd – 3rd Grade Students• Purpose – Students will identify and reflect on essential information about the monarch butterfly including lifecycle, body parts, food and habitat.• Supplies – PowerPoint Slideshow (not auto- advance feature utilized), Detective Notebook, pencil, colored pencil, Internet access.
The Great Monarch Butterfly Mystery Webquest Directions• What are the stages of the monarch butterfly’s lifecycle? (There are five.)• Reflect on the video on the monarch butterfly’s lifecycle.• What are the parts of the monarch butterfly’s body? (There are five identified.)• What does a monarch butterfly eat?• Draw a picture of a monarch butterfly eating milkweed.• Where do monarch butterflies live?• Where do they migrate?• What is a concern about monarch butterflies?
The Great Monarch Butterfly Mystery Webquest Directions• Students will open slide show.• Following step-by-step, students will read directions on each slide and click on the link or video provided.• Students will be directed page by page to answer questions or reflect on information they have investigated.
The Case . . .You are a nature detective.Nature detectives find information aboutnature. Now you have a case about nature.You need to find out information about thebeautiful and MYSTERIOUS monarch butterfly.Where are these beautiful butterflies going? Are you up to the job?
Every mystery leads you down a path. Here is what you will need for the trip!• The Detective Notebook to write our information down. (Your teacher will hand it out to you.)• A pencil to write your notes down.• A colored pencil with which to draw.• Places to find the information.—One good place to find the information is the Internet.
So let’s begin.• First of all, do monarch butterflies start out as butterflies? Click on the word butterfly below and look at the picture that opens up. BUTTERFLY
Detective Notebook Directions• Do you see the picture with the butterfly egg in it? It is near the top.• Now turn to page two in your Detective Notebook. Draw a picture of the egg in the top box on the page 1 of your Detective Notebook.• Draw a picture in each box of each of the other parts of the monarch butterfly’s life cycle.• Label each of the pictures of the parts of the lifecycle!
Check your work.• Did you draw a picture of each part of the monarch butterfly’s lifecycle in each box?• Did you label each lifecycle picture?• If you answered yes, you are ready to continue your investigation.
Let’s See the Butterfly In Action• Click on the link to see how monarch butterflies can changes:• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAUSKx WMIh0
What did you see, detective?• After you have watched the video, go to your Detective Notebook.• On page 3, you need to write down interesting things you saw in the video.• What did the butterfly do?
What did you see, detective?• What did you see in the video that was new?• What did you see that was interesting?• You may watch the video again if you want to take more notes.• Click below here to see the video again:• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAUSKx WMIh0
The mystery continuesFirst we saw the lifecycle of the monarchbutterfly. We recorded information in ourDetective Notebook.Now let’s look at their bodies. Click here to investigate the parts of the monarch butterfly’s body: http://missionbf.tripod.com/nectar.gif
Time to record more information!• Turn to page 3 in your Detective Notebook.• You will see a picture of a monarch butterfly.• Label the parts of the monarch butterfly body. – Hint: there are words on the bottom of the page to help you! HELP!!! Click here to investigate the parts of the monarch butterfly’s body again if you need help: http://missionbf.tripod.com/nectar.gif
Check your work!• Did you turn to page 3 in your Detective Notebook.• Did you label the parts of the monarch butterfly body. HELP!!! Click here to investigate the parts of the monarch butterfly’s body again if you need help: http://missionbf.tripod.com/nectar.gif
Another mystery! What do monarch butterflies eat when they get hungry? Check it out! Click below!http://www.butterflyencounters.com/?gclid=CP ufm-Da17MCFQY5nAodTg0A6Q CC Image courtesy of Bark on Flickr
Another mystery! What do monarch butterflies eat when they get hungry?When you have the answer, turn topage 4 in your Detective Notebook and write the answer on the line. CC Image courtesy of Bark on Flickr
Another mystery! After you write the answer to the question, draw a picture of a monarch butterfly eating his favorite food beneath the arrows on the page. Here is the link if you forgot what the food looks like:http://www.butterflyencounters.com/?gclid=CPufm -Da17MCFQY5nAodTg0A6Q CC Image courtesy of Bark on Flickr
CHECK YOUR WORK! • Did answer the question“What doe a monarch butterfly eat?” In your Detective Notebook? • Did you draw a picture ofa monarch butterfly eating his food? . CC Image courtesy of Bark on Flickr
Now for a great detective question!• Where do those mysterious monarch butterflies live?• Let’s go to the Internet and find out!• http://www.mtycounty.com/pgs- animals/monarchs.html
Now for a great detective question!• All the orange places on the map are where we find monarch butterflies.• Do monarch butterflies live near you?• Here is the place to click if you need to look again!• http://www.mtycounty.com/pgs- animals/monarchs.html
Where do the mysterious monarch butterflies go?
Every year the mysterious monarch butterfly disappears.• Every year monarch butterflies migrate.• Now we are going to watch a slide show about the mysterious monarch butterflies.• Click on this link to learn about what migrate means: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/jr /IntroMig2K.html• Click on the word “Next” to investigate this mysterious disappearance.
Every year the mysterious monarch butterfly disappears.Now turn to page 6 in your Detective Notebook.Here is the question: What does migrate mean?Answer in your own words.Now, answer the question about where themonarch butterflies migrate to.
Let’s learn more about where themysterious monarch butterflies go. Click on the video. Pay attention to this video. Find out the important questions scientists and detecties are both asking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFoSpaNqqeQ
Check your work.• Did you find out what migrate means?• Did you write what it migrate means in your own words?• Where did the mysterious monarch butterflies go?• Did you write down an important thought from the last video?
Here is a picture of monarchbutterflies that have migrated.
Congratulations, detective?You have learned about the mystery of the monarch butterflies.