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Episode 304: Butterfly Diaries

Mimi and her friends explore a Minnesota milkweed patch, counting monarchs to help scientists track the butterfly population. These SciGirls then raise monarch caterpillars, and use a video diary to capture their metamorphosis into butterflies.

Learning Goals: Learn that monarchs have different life stages – egg, larva, pupa, adult. Understand that monarch caterpillars go through different periods in their development when they shed their skin and get larger and it’s possible to identify these periods when observing them. Learn that monarch caterpillars eat different types of milkweed plants.



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