Those of you looking for ways to use monarchs to connect students with a variety of interesting topics might find it useful to check out the "Teaching with Monarchs" article in our January 2005 Email Update:
http://www.monarchwatch.org/update/2005 ... ching.html
The topics covered include monarchs, developmental zero, degree days, cold summers, jet streams, volcanoes, the year without a summer, and much more. There are lots of links to web sites that lead students to informative discussions of each of these topics. Guidlines are also provided for how to find temperature records from your area on the internet.