COSM

It’s An Invasive World

Activity Summary
In this activity students will learn the meaning of and potential negative effects associated with invasive species. Students will play a game that has them acting as invasive species that are attempting to establish new populations around the world. Through this game students will gain knowledge on methods that invasive species use to travel to new areas and methods of
prevention, control and eradication of invasives. Additionally, they will learn to distinguish introduced and invasive species and become familiar with several common invasives in North America.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Compare and contrast invasive species and introduced species
2. Recall the most common method for aquatic invasions
3. Recognize problems caused by invasive species

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plan
Game Boards

Keywords
aquatic environment, invasive species, anthropogenic effects, introduced species

Last updated: 3/3/2015

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