Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Riverview Specialty School 2004
Riverview Specialty School
1400 93rd Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Larry Golyer, Sue Roth
Common or Swamp Milkweed
Jessica B, Kelly A
We wondered if monarch larvae would grow more with swamp or common milkweed. We kept 2 containers of larvae and fed each container either common or swamp milkweed. We measured how much food was eaten and how long the larvae were.
Do Larvae do Better in a Light or Dark Environment?
Hanna H, Meghana P
Do Monarch Larvae do Better in Warm or Cool Environments?
Light or Dark?
We decided to find out if caterpillars would grow better in a dark or light container. We covered show boxes with light paper or dark paper and recorded the growth of both groups.
Monarch Length of Life
Wesley E, Mike M
We wondered if temperature would impact the length of time a monarch spent in its different life stages. We put one container under a grow light and another container was kept in regular temperature.
Monarchs and Their Environment
Justin M, Josh D, Amar R
We wondered how the monarch life cycle would work in warm conditions. We thought the monarch would die in the chrysalis if the temperature was warm. We raised larvae under a grow light and observed what happened at the larval and chrysalis stage.
Rachel R, Tera G, Sheng X
Our question was: How do butterflies stay safe? We raised monarchs and observed them over time to see how they reacted to different situations.