Through the activities within the monarch butterfly toolkit, students will learn how everyday food choices can impact this incredible species, their habitat, and their legendary migration. These resources are geared towards students in grades 3-5.
Background Resources for Educators
This resource guide and interactive classroom presentation are designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about monarchs and the impacts of food production and consumption. These resources provide fun monarch facts, and information on why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help monarchs and their habitats, and what kids can do to help.
Educator's Resource Guide
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Monarch Butterfly Classroom Presentation
Monarch Butterfly Classroom Presentation Preview (Page 1 of 26)
Don't Treat Soil Like Dirt! Preview (Page 1 of 13)
Don't Treat Soil Like Dirt!
Students will conduct a science experiment to observe and record conditions of soil samples in order to understand its role in supporting biodiversity
The Great Monarch Migration Preview (Page 1 of 9)
The Great Monarch Migration
Students will familiarize themselves with geography and map creation by plotting the remarkable journey of monarchs.
Eating Our Planet Preview (Page 1 of 11)
Eating Our Planet
Students will compose a creative letter to a future pen pal describing Earth's environmental health as a result of the impacts of food.
How Much Water is in Your Lunch? Preview (Page 1 of 8)
How Much Water is in Your Lunch?
Students will comprehend the amount of resources, namely water, required to produce various food items by comparing data and creating a pictograph.
Flutters and Flowers Preview (Page 1 of 6)
Flutters and Flowers
In this pollinator-themed twist on freeze tag, students will learn the importance of pollinators such as butterflies, bees, and bats on food availability around the world.
Origami Butterfly Planters Preview (Page 1 of 8)
Origami Butterfly Planters
After learning about monarchs' reliance on milkweed, students will build their very own planter to support monarchs along their long migration
We've compiled the following playlist of monarch butterfly-related videos to compliment the activities within the Monarch Butterfly Toolkit. For more educational videos and Q&A sessions with our experts, subscribe to WWF's Wild Classroom YouTube channel.
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