Awesome Aggregationsby: Juanita Constible and Richard E. Lee Jr.

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How can we use inquiry to examine why animals live in groups? The answer is to use models, which are more feasible than working with hundreds of test subjects. This article describes a Standards-based directed inquiry into overwintering biology and behavioral ecology that high school students can carry out with models of monarch butterflies.

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  • on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:57 AM

This article outlines a directed inquiry exercise into Monarch Butterfly overwintering and behavioral ecology. The article includes a brief explanation of Monarch migration and behavior. The student exercise is precisely outlined and the student activity sheet and evaluation rubric are included with the article. This is an excellent article that will surely engage students as they learn about Monarch butterfly behavioral ecology.

Maureen Stover  (Seaside, CA)
Maureen Stover (Seaside, CA)

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