Combine science standards with research skills by having students research the effects of invasive species on an ecosystem. Students research and chose an invasive species to study. Included are structured directions for students with probing questions. A sample research paper to edit and make better with students. A simple scoring rubric based on a 3,2,1 scale for both teachers and students to use. The assignment has enough structure for students who need support, yet enough flexibility for your strong writers to shine.