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Signs of the Seasons: Monarch-Milkweed Ecology Graphing

Education resource file: 

Students learn to graph a small dataset about the timing of monarchs and milkweed appearance in Maine.  The exercise involves graphing comparisons between groups, making predictions, and thinking about variability, an important concept in statistics and data literacy. Created by Signs of the Seasons: A Maine Phenology Program.

Type of Resource: 
Lesson plan
Audience Type: 
Middle School (5-8)
High School (9-12)