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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Rossman Elementary 2018

Rossman Elementary
1221 Rossman Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Year: 2018
Teacher(s): Shelly Gilson

Different light, do they fright?

Bailee A, Gabe B, Jack P, Hayden W

How Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches react to different types of lighting. We were wondering how the Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches would react to different lights. We experimented with LED, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Black and Infrared Light, and recorded our findings.


He or She: Whom will it be?

Morgan B, Mackenzie B, Kyla H, Julia M, Kodie S

Monarch survival in the classroom. We released 10 Monarchs into the wild for their migration to Mexico. We had 6 Monarchs left in our Butterfly House (3 Females & 3 Males) that had part of their wing broken or damaged. We were wondering if a Male or Female Monarch would survive the longest in our classroom captivity.  We thought it would be a Female Monarch, because we think they are more cautious and know they lay the eggs. We observed the 6 in the Butterfly House, and recorded our findings.


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