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We've added more on doing inquiry in your classroom, and more lessons on engaging students in a variety of outdoor activities. Separate guides for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, and Middle School each include age-specific lessons divided into 6 sections on butterfly life cycles, butterfly systematics, ecology, conservation, conducting experiments, and monarch migration. Each Guide includes extensive background information, with sections on monarch biology, practical tips for rearing and observing insects, and conducting inquiry-based lessons in the classroom. Lessons include both teacher and student pages. There is an appendix with an extensive bibliography, and black-line drawings that can be copied for student handouts or overhead transparencies.

K-2 Guide: 233 pages; 3-6 Guide: 342 pages; Middle School Guide: 315 pages.


**The Monarch Lab is located at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus and does not function like a major online retailer.  We are a very small staff of just 2-3 people. We aim to pack up and ship your order within 3-5 business days, however shipping may be delayed a week or more due to workshops, staff travel and holidays, especially during the busy summer months (May-August). 

***We are unable to process online orders from outside the United States at this time. Please contact the store manager at or call (612) 625-8304 to place your order via email or phone.

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