Invasive Species Ecosystems Project - PDF & Digital

Laney Lee
Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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This assessment ties together several ecology topics such as resource availability, interactions of organisms, cycling of matter and energy, competition, and the idea that populations are affected by various physical and biological components of ecosystems. Students will investigate how their species has impacted its non-native ecosystem as well as describing planned solutions for maintaining biodiversity.

After students have completed their research, they will film a segment of an imaginary television show called Ecology’s Most Wanted. In their video they will act as a news anchor and cover all the major information about their species and its impact on the ecosystem.

This product includes:

  • Link to digital version of all student pages
  • A short Introduction Activity covering honey bees and stink bugs. A short reading plus student comprehension questions are included. I highly recommend completing this activity prior to beginning the project to clarify what an invasive species is.
  • Project Description sheets, both expanded and specific, outlining the projects requirements with spaces to fill in due dates.
  • Invasive species list and student signup sheet
  • 3 pages designed to Guide Research for students
  • Source Organizer pages to support good research and citation skills
  • Project Rubric

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. Emphasis is on recognizing patterns in data and making warranted inferences about changes in populations, and on evaluating empirical evidence supporting arguments about changes to ecosystems.
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services. Examples of ecosystem services could include water purification, nutrient recycling, and prevention of soil erosion. Examples of design solution constraints could include scientific, economic, and social considerations.
Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems. Emphasis is on predicting consistent patterns of interactions in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between organisms and abiotic components of ecosystems. Examples of types of interactions could include competitive, predatory, and mutually beneficial.


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