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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Cromwell 2006

Cromwell
Box 7 Hwy 210
Cromwell, MN 55726

Year: 2006
Teacher(s): Kathy Koenig, Lori Wester

Color

My project was to see if the color of the sponge mattered. I had six different colored sponges. Then I put them in a fish tank. Next I put in a butterfly and left it in until it chose a sponge. Then I put in two more and did the same thing.


Color of sponges

By Tara Cieluch My MonarchButterfly Experiment My Experiment worked because my monarch went on all the color sponges were blue, red, yellow, pink and orange and the monarch liked all the sponges she attached to every sponges in the tank that I used. I learned how to do alot of things with my monarch butterfly. I learned how to not let mine fly around. The part not letting the butterfly go is to cover them with your hands so they don’t fly around all over the place.I am doinnd this because I like butterflies alot.Also I like the butterflies because they are so frenly to us and they attache to me and they tickle.I am doing this abstrack is because the butterfly thatI am doing a project about the monarch butterflies that I am doing a project about.The monarch butterfly is so pretty and it is so colorful. This project is so cool and I had a monarch butterfly but my brother Dustin grabed it by the wings and it died by my brother killed the butterfly.


Colors

Katrina S

My project was to see if the color of the sponge mattered. I had six different colored sponges. Then I put them in a fish tank. Next I put in a butterfly and left initial it chose a sponge. Then I put in two more and did the same thing.


Does Color Matter?

Lucy S

Does color matter -Abstract For my experiment I did does color effect monarch butterflies when they eat . I did this because I wanted to know if Monarchs are color blind or can they see color. I tested three butterflies to get different information. I put different colored sponges and different drinks on all of them. -observation I saw butterflies going to different color flowers,that made me wonder if butterflies can see color? -Question Can butterflies see or are they color blind? -Hypothesis H1-The butterfly will choose green H2-The butterfly will choose purple H3-The butterfly will choose either one -Experiment In my experiment,I used different color sponges to determined weather the butterflies where color blind. -Analysis 1st butterfly- green 2nd butterfly- green 3rd butterfly- purple -By Lucy Super


Fruit Fly Genetics

Naomi J, Laice L, Jaewon J, Samantha M

We decieded to study the genetics of fruit flies, because they are less complicated then human genetics. We will show how traits are passed from one generation to the next.


Gatorade or Propel

Jake R

MY MONARCH PROJECT Gatorade or Propel? My project is going to test if the monarchs would like propel or gatoraid . I pridict that the monarchs will go to the sweetest one which I think would be the gatorade. I’m going to offer them gatorade and propel then watch them to see what they go to. My question is that I wonder what they will go to, the gatoraid or the propel? My hypothosis is that I think they will like the gatorade better. By Jacob Ramberg


Grasshopper

Michelle R

Abstract I am going to do my project on grasshoppers. I will be talking about their life cycle, the parts of their body, and some facts about them. You will also see some pictures of them. I chose this because I don't know a lot about grasshoppers and I thought it would be interesting to learn more about them.


Grasshopper Life Cycle

Sarah F

I am doing my project on a grasshoppers life cycle. They have three stages. The nymph and an adult. I chose to do this because I am always catching grasshoppers. I thought it would be nice if I new more about them.


Lady bug Life cycle

Tracy F

Abstract For my project I’m doing “A Lady Bugs Life Cycle”. The reason I chose this is because I want to study the life cycle of lady bugs. They have too many stages to explain. Another reason I want to study them is because I always see them around and wonder why.


Magnets and Monarch

Jamis R

What Happens When You Put Magnets by Monarch Butterflys’ ??? Abstract- What I’ve always wondered is what woud happen if you where to put magnets by Monarchs. what I’ve reasearched is that Monarchs migrate by postive and negtive currents in the amisphear.like birds thay go south four the winter except they olny live 9-12 months.I did this by putting two magnets (oppasit positive and negtve) placed out side a fish tank and having a monarch in side tiped up side down. Observation- what i know is that monarcs migrate south for the winter. what i wanted to know is that what would happen if you where to put magnets by a monarch? procedure- I took a Monarch and and placed it betwen 2 magnets in a fish tank. I obsirved the monarch for 20 minnets and took notes. What i obsived is the monarch kept flying from one side to the other. Afternotes- after i finshed the experament the monarch stayed on my finger and woudent get off. Thoughts- What I persnoly think is that the monarch was scared and trying to get out.


Monarchs Colors

Theresa F

Abstract : I wondered what colors of sponges they liked in the cage.The color of the thine sponges there are in the cage are pink, green, blue, purpple,and orange. Then I put the first monarch in the cage. The first monarch was a male. The color he liked was green and blue.The second monarch was a female with a broken wing. the colr she liked was blue. Then the therd monarch was a female and she liked was pink.


Monitoring the growth of Monarchs

MONITORING GROWTH OF MONARCHS BY: LILY KEMI I watched and monitored the growing rate and the days of the growth and put the day by day result in a scrapbook with photos the that I took. I also included the pictures that I found on the internet. I had 50 days all together.


Spurthroated Grasshopper Research

Nick K

I identified and researched a grasshopper I discovered in my yard in north-central Minnesota. I learned it is a spurthroated grasshopper. In addition to exploring general characteristics of grasshoppers I researched specific characteristics of the spurthroated grasshopper. This insect is considered a pest to rangeland forage. The spurthroat has a large distribution through North America. It is small, long-winged member of the genus Melanoplus. The hind leg has a middle area patterened with dark chevrons and light patches. There are five instar stages of nymphal development lasting from 31-35 days before this grasshopper reaches adulthood.


Stick Bug Research

Tom S

Stick Bug Order:  Phasmatodea Family:  Phasmatidea Stick bug also known as walking stick insect. Stick bugs look like sticks so they can blend in for protection. They live on plants and bushes.  They also eat these plants. Stick bugs can let go of their legs when attacked.  Some can grow back their legs.  These are the only insects that can do this. Some stick bugs can change color when the temperature changes. Stick bugs can be very long (up to 7.5 cm). Female stick bugs lay eggs. They can lose their skin.  They are much bigger than males. Stick bugs can hang on branches using their claws and suckers on their feet. Stick bugs are sometimes sold as pets.


Walking Sticks

Walking sticks A female walking stick are much bigger than a male. The females have to reproduce themsevsels. Females shed there skin many times. They look like a stick but they are not one. They eat planets. Blueberry vines and rose bushes. There scientific name is Anisomorpha Buprestoides. The Walking stick can get up to 7 inches. 3,000 Varieties of Walking stick identified world wide. Their color Vairies from brown, green, gray, red. Obervation-I did a easy Question-What do they eat? hypotsis-They eat Blueberry vines and Roses Bushes. Experiment-did not do one. Analysis- did not do one. By , Johanna


Warm or Cold

Austin J

Abstract I wondered if the temperature matters how fast monarchs moved. I took 2 monarch butterflies put them in 2 separate containers and set them outside to see what there reaction would be for ten minutes at a time and ten minutes inside.


Water or Caffeine

Jaime B, Brianna H

What do monarchs like better,Water or carbonated drinks? Jaime and I had 2 monarchs. We had 3 sponges with 3 beverages. Vault, Red Bull, and Water. What we did is put each beverage on a seperate sponge to see if they drink them. OBSERVATION-We wondered if butterflies would drink carbonated beverages. QUESTION- What do monarchs like better, Water or Carbonated drinks? HYPOTHESIS- We think that monarchs like carbonated drinks. EXPERIMENT-We put all the same colored sponges in a clear box.The 2 butterflies went to 2 differant sponges.They went to Water and Vault.Then the other one that was at Water went to Vault and they drank with there straw like mouth piece.(Probossis) We then moved them on the Water and they almost drank it. ANALYSIS- Yes, they both like carbonated drinks. If we did this again we would have more butterflies.


What do monarchs like

Gary L

Monarch Abstract By:Gary Lott cromwell wright school MY PROGECT WAS TO SEE IF A MONARCH WILL DRINK DIFFRENT KINDS OF DRINKS LIKE THE ONES I USED. THE DRINKS I USED WHERE, REDBULL,GATORAID,CAPRISON,PROPEL,AND PLAIN WATER. I SAW THAT THEY LIKE THE CAPRISUN THE MOST.


What kinds of drinks do monarchs like?

Josh T

MY PROJECT IS ABOUT WHAT KINDS OF DRINKS THE BUTTERFLIES LIKE. I FOUND OUT THAT MONARCHS LIKE CAPRI SUN AND PLAIN WATER. I PUT RED BULL, CAPRI SUN, GATORADE, PROPEL, AND WATER IN ORANGE COLORED SPONGES. THEN, I PUT THE SPONGES IN A BOX. NEXT I PUT ONE BUTTERFLY IN THE BOX FOR ONE MINUTE. AFTER THAT, I WROTE ABOUT WHAT IT WAS DRINKING. I DID THAT FOR FOUR MORE MINUTES. I FOUND OUT THAT IT LIKES CAPRI SUN AND WATER THAN OTHER DRINKS. BY:JOSHUA TAYLOR


Which Light is Best?

Marlene W

I wanted to see if Monarchs were attracted to a certain colored light. I observed 3 Monarch Butterflies and tried to make them choose between a regular light and a black colored light bulb. The first butterfly just crawled close to the light and then after forty seconds,the butterfly went all crazy and tried to fly away.The second butterfly had been outside for a while for another project and after one minute and thirty-five seconds,it flew away.then the third one got close to the light and after two seconds it flew away. Observation-I wondered, would butterflies fly at night? Question-Do Monarchs like certain colors of light bulbs? Hypothesis-Monarchs will think if it’s dark out it is time to sleep,if the light is on it’s time to play. Experiment-take three butterflies,one at a time,and see how they would react to the lights. By:Marlene Wester


White Dots

MaKayleigh C

WHITE DOTS My partner and I are testing how many white dots are on a monarch. The female has 95 white dots. The male has 94 white dots. Our testing are different by one number only the 95 is the big number and 94 is the lower number. Why we did monarchs was because of not many people don’t do it very much. Thats what I think but I don’t now what my partner thinks. What you need to do this project is two monarchs. Then you need to see if you have a female and a male. Then need to use is a microscope and a magnifying glass. obseruation:Testing how many white dots on male or female monarchs. Qeustion: How many dots are on a monarch? Hypothusis: I think there is 80-100 white dots are on the monarch. Experiment:How many white dots. Ahalysis: It sounded instering. By: Kaicee & MaKayleigh


Woollybear Caterpillar Research

Jenna K

I found a woollybear caterpillar on our driveway in mid September and decided to learn more about it. In my research I learned a woollybear caterpillar turns into an Isabella Tiger Moth. It stays a caterpillar through the winter and spins a cacoon of silk and hair-like strands in the spring. It will stay in its cacoon for 3-4 weeks. It was thought that a woollybear caterpillar could predict the weather. If the middle stripe is wide it predicts a mild winter. The caterpillar has suction cup feet to help it hold on to things.


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