BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Invasive Species on Trial
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|Grade: 9th - 12th grade
Class: Living Environment
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Science Standard 4:
Key Idea 1: Performance Indicator 1.1
Key Idea 6: Performance Indicator 6.1 and 6.7
Key Idea 7: Performance Indicator: 7.1 and 7.2
|Keywords: invasive species, trial|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How might an invasive species impact the health of an ecosystem and its organisms?|
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of an invasive species by preparing a trial that shows the impacts of invasive species in an ecosystem. The students will argue for the victim of the invasive species. This may be the landowner or the affected party (tree, body of water, etc.).
Students will be placed in groups of 3-4.
Product of the 2008 ACP Biodiversity Workshop, funded by a grant from the New York Biodiversity Research Institute.
Students groups must accurately present information outlining the impacts of an invasive species by conducting a mock trial.
The remainder of the class will demonstrate their knowledge of the presentation by acting as the jury.
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Information covered during the trial is accurate.
Arguments are logical and well thought out.
Presentation includes life cycle, method of reproduction, impacts, and species description.
Note cards handed in for preview days prior to presentation.
Note cards contain factual information and well thought out
Student submitted one page outline listing their contributions to the group and what they learned from their presentation
Group submitted invasive species poster by the deadline
Poster is colorful and creative.
Poster includes habitat, life cycle, impacts, method of reproduction, and species description.
Student participated as part of the jury.
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