Many species have been introduced along the eastern United States which has economic and environmental impacts. This activity will introduce students to common species that have been introduced within the last century. Some of the species are common in the Southeast whereas others are limited to the North. Students will be engaged to think critically about the impacts and methods of control for their individually assigned species.
1. Identify specific invasive species through a rubric which includes: Common name, scientific name, native and invasive range, ecological impact, life history, and methods of control
2. Discern the difference between invasive species and alien species
3. Identify different control methods for invasive species
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adaptation, niche, colonization
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