Using the Carle's, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", grade two classes can decide what a caterpillar would need to survive should they capture one. They will also learn more about the life cycle of a cater- pillar, illustrating it and writing three important caterpillar facts.
Children's Butterfly Site-All you've ever wanted to know about butterflies. http://www.arps.org/pe/grade1/Children's%20Butterfly%20Site.htm
Journey North -sign up for the Symbolic Monarch Migration
The Milkweed Cafe Butterfly Pictures, Videos, and a place to buy butterflies, milkweed seeds and other things for the butterfly lover.
The Butterfly Web Site information on butterfly gardening, farming, ecology and education.
Are You Looking For Butterfly Activities?- Lesson plans, handouts, etc.
Pictures, media shows, collections-SURWEB allows people to create multimedia presentations in minutes using images, sounds & movies provided by SURWEB or other digital sources.
Live Caterpillars- order live butterfly cultures for $13.95 and much more for class or school
The Florida Monarch Butterfly Web site Photos and essays from the sunshine state.
Cool Science- Where do butterflies come from?
Monarch Watch an educational outreach program following the migration of the Monarch.
Monarch Migrations tracked since 1996
Monarchs, Viceroys and Queens: Who's the real pretender to the throne? An investigation into whether Viceroys really "mimic" Monarchs?
Care and Raising of Monarch Butterflies everything you need to know to get started.
More Butterfly Links
an outstanding site with lots of links
International Federation of Butterfly Enthusiasts
Wild World of Photography
beautiful butterfly photos
to Grow On
butterfly science lesson emphasizing nutrition
University of Arizona
Being Safe While Growing Up
science lesson on moths that spin cocoons
emphasizing self-protection, self worth, & emotional health
University of Arizona
The Bug Club Pen Pals Page
Projects from Teachers.Net Classrooms
Join us as we track the butterflies from Journey North. We made them from our handprints. Journey North has several other projects to get involved with and teacher's guides, maps, etc. There is no cost other than the mailing of the butterflies and a donation, if you choose. My students raise money to send a modest donation with their butterflies. I think it's good for them to think about ways they can help preserve our planet and its species. http://www.geocities.com/perryelemk4/monarch.htm
at Enchanted Learning
Crafts, Coloring Printouts, Information, and a Quiz: