|Monarchs return to make butterfly lovers’ hearts
flutter by AUSTIN WALSH – Santa Cruz Sentinel
|Orange and black in October are typically associated with
Halloween or a playoff winning streak by the Giants. But this weekend, in Santa
Cruz, they will represent the traditional colors of local love for
|Piscataway students’ learning takes flight with butterfly
insight by JEFF GRANT – mycentralnewjersey.com 10/5/09
|A group of Monarch butterflies is ready to take wing from the
confines of a township elementary school, where students have been observing
their development from larvae, culminating a 3 1/2-week exercise mixing elements
of math, science and geography.
|School rallies around cancer-stricken student
by BARBARA S. ROTHSCHILD – Asbury Park Press 10/4/09
|Eight-year-old Gracie Doran has always been partial to
butterflies because they are colorful and pretty. But this year, her favorite
winged species has taken on added meaning — as a symbol of hope and rebirth –
as the Paine International Elementary School third-grader battles an aggressive
and sometimes fatal cancer.
|Marvelous Monarchs by Cindy Letchworth – Misssouri Conservationist for Kids||Watch them grow from tiny caterpillars to beautiful
|Stalking the Wild Lepidoptera by Margot
McMillen – Misssouri Conservationist for Kids
|Kids take part in an international monarch butterfly research project.|
|Blooming Butterflies by Martha Daniels – Misssouri Conservationist for Kids||Butterflies are on the move from March until late October. If you
want them to hang around your home, give them the colorful wildflowers and
nectar they desire. A warm spot and a sunning area help, too.
|Shoot the Poop – Science News
for Kids 3/7/2003
|Some caterpillars get rid of their waste with ballistic
|Will Climate Change Depose Monarchs? – Science News for Kids 3/19/2003||If you’ve ever seen a flock of migrating monarch butterflies,
you’re one of the lucky ones. Fifty years from now, your memory might be all
that’s left of the flapping beauties. A computer analysis suggests that some
populations of monarch butterflies could die out in North America if the weather
in Mexico changes.
|A Butterfly’s New Green Glow -
Science News for Kids 3/17/2004
|The colorful patterns on a butterfly’s wings can be mysterious
and beautiful. Add a jellyfish gene to a butterfly’s genetic makeup, and the
result might be even more awe-inspiring.
|Raising Caterpillars – Science
News for Kids
|Any caterpillar or larva you find in the field will grow into a
butterfly or moth.
|Inspired by Nature by Emily Sohn – Science News for Kids 11/3/2004||Researchers are applying lessons learned from butterflies,
beetles, mussels, and other creatures to problems of human survival.
|Butterfly Wings and Waterproof Coats – Science News for Kids 3/5/2003||Scientists have long been trying to make materials that
effectively repel water. But some plants and animals have already solved the
problem. When rain falls on certain butterflies’ wings, for example, the water
forms into beads that roll right off, carrying dirt away in the
|A Butterfly Optical Illusion Activity – Science Museum of Minnesota||Cute activity for kids|
|Caterpillar to Butterfly -
Science Museum of Minnesota
|Life cycle illustrations for very young children|
|Mariposa Monarca – A Visit to the Monarch Sanctuaries in
Mexico – Science Museum of Minnesota
|Beautiful illustrated story|
|Where Do Butterflies Come From? – Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum||An explanation for kids, with an great activity for youngsters|