Students compare and contrast invasive, alien and native species. They research three problems that might be associated with invasive species. They describe how some invasive species came to be invasive and discuss what can be done about them.
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The Big Picture on Biodiversity and Climate Change
Let's leave climate change arguments up to the seasoned scientists. A change in biodiversity due to changing temperature can lead to, what, exactly? Through a series of discussions, activities, and observations, pupils connect climate...
9th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Lake Erie Water Snake
After reading about the Lake Erie water snake and the change in its population after the introduction of the round goby in 1990, young ecologists graph water snake diet data. They analyze the data and answer 10 questions based on their...
9th - 12th Science
Cell Exploration Activities
Engage young biologists in exploring the mysteries of life with this collection of hands-on activities. Enlisting the help of numerous digital resources, students get an up-close look at the structure of plant and animal cells as they...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Student Peer Review Through a Discussion Board to Develop an Invasive Species Paper
Learners develop electronic communication skills through a discussion board while peer reviewing a paper on invasive species. Students work in groups of three to provide constructive feedback on a classmate's paper.
11th - 12th Science
Alien Plant Invasion: A Filed Study project at Saguaro National Park
Students are able to describe the purpose of National Parks and Monuments. They describe three ways alien plants species affect native populations of plants and animals. Students are able to properly set up a study plot, measure and...
9th - 12th Science