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This activity set assesses student understand of NGSS MS-LS2-4, specifically focusing on how the introduction of an invasive species affects native populations in an area. Students explore the case of the cane toad in Australia by analyzing real scientific data, drawing conclusions, and then using those conclusions to construct an argument using the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning essay structure. This resource is part of a larger bundle - 5E Activity Pack: Changes In Ecosystems
This assessment is part of a unit designed to meet the following standards:
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
What’s Included in the 5E Activity Pack?
✻ Science Skills Activity: Interpreting and Using Data
✻ Evaluate: CER Writing Assessment
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