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Students examine potential dangers of invading exotic species, specifically zebra mussels, and discuss importance of preserving native ecosystems. Students simulate town meeting to devise plan to combat zebra mussel menace, and use diagrammatic webs to trace various effects of zebra mussels on ecosystem.
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of railroads, oil booms, stock markets, and labor strikes.
As teachers incorporate more informational text across content areas, young math scholars may benefit from this brief activity on exploring nonfiction in mathematics. Pre-, mid-, and post-reading questions accompany a one-page article on iceberg hunting. Three writing exercises, including one word problem, round out this worksheet.