Monarch Mystic Migration

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will investigate the mystery of how the monarch finds its way to Mexico each year. Students will explore a hypothesis that scientists use to theorize, explore, and ponder this mystery. Students will learn how the earth’s magnetic pull plays a part in monarch navigation, by exploring and creating compasses with magnets. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Ana Parra
Grade Range: 
3
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information