A Look at the
Life of a Monarch Caterpillar

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National Science Education Standards

Life Science

  • Organisms have basic needs. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their needs can be met. (K-4)

  • Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, reproduction. (K-4)

  • All organisms must be able to obtain and use resources, grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions in a constantly changing external environment. (5-8)

    Behavior is one kind of response an organism can make to an internal or environmental stimulus. . . . Behavioral response is determined in part by heredity and in part from experience. (5-8)

National Math Standards

Numbers and Operations
Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Problem Solving
Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.


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