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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.
Students research the proliferation of zebra mussels and their effects on local bodies of water. Students obtain a zebra mussel and examine it to identify the basic structures. Students brainstorm ways the mussel may have been introduced to Lake Michigan. Students determine how the zebra mussels affect water conditions.