Invasive Species

This Invasive Species unit also includes:

Aliens aren't the only things that could invade Earth. In fact, there may be an invasive organism right in your backyard! In the activity, middle school learners explore invasive species by studying their impacts on ecosystems and agricultural production; research and create a most unwanted fact sheet; look for invasive species around their school; learn how to control them; and determine best farming practices to minimize their impacts. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pick and choose the activities that fit the curriculum and class levels
  • Find other Internet links to use in place of broken ones
Classroom Considerations

  • All activities may take five to seven days to complete
  • Requires computers with Internet access
  • Cameras are optional
  • Adaptable to sixth and seventh grade levels as well
  • The third in a series of eight related lessons

  • Includes additional activity suggestions, vocabulary, reference materials, and extension activities
  • Step-by-step teacher directions allow for easy implementation in the classroom

  • The links to the fact sheets and quick reference guide do not work
Common Core