SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY | PROJECT BASED LEARNING SCIENCE Butterfly Lifecycle

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This 80 page Project Based Learning Science unit is filled with engaging activities about our endangered monarch butterflies. I've also included videos, and a Powerpoint about Monarchs. This beautiful migrating butterfly is quickly diminishing. After students gather information about the monarch, they can come up with their own ideas for SAVING THE MONARCHS.

This PBL unit incorporate 21st Century skills with challenging, engaging, and creative activities. There are lots of opportunities for differentiation, cooperative learning, and technology integration.

***Teachers, if you want to go digital with collaborative research and organizing this project, take a look at my Project Based Learning Digital Interactive Notebook.

In this unit:

PowerPoint about monarch butterflies and vocabulary

QR Codes to videos (one of the QR Codes is a song. I wouldn’t recommend it for older students.)

KWL

Parts of a butterfly

Crossword puzzle

Resources

I Wonder

Monarchs reading passage

Monarch Sightings table

Monarch Research guide

Mapping the migration

Butterfly Waystation (habitat) and grid

Graphic Organizer

Monarch Research report

Video Commercial

PicCollage with sample

Monarch Butterfly craft and facts with pictures

A Bit More… Additional resources and activities

Google Slides for research - (Replace the last part "edit?usp=sharing" with the word "copy"

You can just put your cursor at the end of the URL and hit delete up until the forward slash. Then type the word "copy" and hit enter.)

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** Teachers, you can decide the order you wish to implement the unit. You may want some students to do some of the easier activities and others to do more research and problem-solving. They can easily work in groups during this project.

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Save the Honey Bees

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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