Posted by: D. Rand | January 4, 2010

Butterflies and Kids on Earth!

Students give the earth-based Monarchs sugar water to drink.

Read interesting quotes about getting students excited about space exploration and communication with the International Space Station:

http://www.daylife.com/quote/01dcfvOdNE5F1?q=NASA+TV

Read a short article about students asking questions about butterflies in space and talking to an astronaut living aboard the International Space Station:

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=109651

Notice the proboscis or mouth part the butterfly uses to drink nectar (near the two antennae.)

Male Monarchs have a black dot on each wing; females do not have a black dot. We wonder why our Monarchs raised on earth lived longer than the butterflies in the International Space Station.


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