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Alien Invasion
In this activity students will work in teams to investigate the impact of an invasive species on native species, using the six classic steps for solving environmental problems. Teams will research a local invasive species problem, complete an experimental design plan, write clear procedures for experimentation, state expected results and conclusions, and work together to determine the course of action to be taken and future monitoring needs. Teams will present their action plan to a simulated board of review through a formal presentation. While completing this activity students will learn to create a workable experimental design, create clear experimental procedures, and practice peer review.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
PowerPoint is suggested for presentation but may not be required.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
All Rights Reserved 2002 The Environmental Literacy Council.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-455
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Ann Maben
University of California at Los Angeles, Center

Publisher: The Environmental Literacy Council