May 10th, 2016

Objective: To determine how invasive species impact various ecosystems

Lesson:

  1. Do NOW!
    Watch TEDed video on Invasive Species
    Answer the following questions:
    –What is an invasive species?
    –Why are invasive species bad?
    –What are some possible consequences of invasive species?
  2. Understanding Invaders Jigsaw:
    -Students have a home group, each member is assigned a different article.-Students are assigned one of the following articles to become an ‘expert’ on in their expert group:
    Atlantic Coastal Estuaries
    California’s Coastal Scrub
    Chicago Hardwood Forests
    Florida Everglades
    Hawaiian Islands
    Sagebrush Shrub Steppe

    Students will fill out Understanding Invaders Questions with their expert group.

    Students will then go back to their home group and share what they learned.

    Each student must write down TWO facts from each member of the home group on the BACKSIDE of the Questions paper!

Homework:
DiscoveryEducaiton.com Quiz on Energy in an Ecosystem
Extra Credit: Symbiotic Relationships

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