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Animals: Monarch Butterflies

These sites focus on monarch butterflies and their life cycle. Learn about their habitat, needs, and characteristics, and more. Includes a video clip, printouts, and photographs. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Butterflies and Monarch Migration, Missouri Butterflies, and Life Cycles for K-2 Grades.


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Use this site for short video clips, factual information, and photographs of Monarch Butterflies.
Read monarch butterfly's facts including characteristics, range, habitat, diet, life cycle, and behavior.
This page provides information about monarch butterfly including overview, life cycle, migration, life span, and more. Scroll down to find a printout of a life cycle and butterfly crafts idea. Note: This site includes ads.
Read this page to learn about Monarch life cycle or metamorphosis process.
This page has a life cycle diagram with description. Suggested activities that go along with the topic can be found under "Teacher and Student" menu.
Here is a photo gallery of different stages of monarch butterfly.
Find out information about monarch butterfly from students' frequently asked questions and expert answers. The FAQs are categorized by topics.
This page has lots of pictures and information about monarch butterflies, their life stages, and what they eat.
Here is a picture of a monarch butterfly that you can print out and color.
Color this picture of butterflies in their natural habitat.
These are sites provide information on the life cycle, habitats, and behaviors of butterflies. View images and see the distribution of various butterfly species. Learn about wildlife migration and why it occurs. Several sites focus on monarch butterflies and their annual migration. An eMINTS WebQuest on monarch butterflies and their life cycle is linked.
These sites are about butterflies found in Missouri, including brush-footed butterflies, skippers, swallowtails, and sulphurs. Learn about their life cycle, characteristics, and defense mechanisms. Watch a movie that shows a metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. There are links to eThemes Resources on butterflies and the migration of monarchs.
These sites focus on animal life cycles for K-2 grade students. Learn about different stages of animal life cycles and see similarities and differences among animals. Diagrams, printouts, pictures, and lesson plans are included. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Animals: Life Cycles.

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