Invasive Species

Learn about how invasive species and introduced species impact the environment around them with a presentation and lesson plan. After viewing the presentation, learners go to the library and computer lab to look up various species and give them a rating based on how invasive they are to their environment.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the extension activities as extra credit, group projects, or independent study
  • Have kids discover the species that exist in their town, and the history of how they got there
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an interactive whiteboard or projector for parts of the lesson, but you could make it work if you don't have the equipment
Pros

  • Easy to understand and interesting subject matter
  • Provides extension activities, including crafting a debate for and against population control for invasive species
Cons

  • None