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Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings

Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Invasive Species Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Readings
Product Description
Thank you for your interest in my Invasive Species Unit. You will not be disappointed. This Unit Package contains a complete lesson on the Invasive Species, my highly engaging Lab Station Activity and TWO Reading Comprehension Activities. 1-1.5 weeks of curriculum depending on the speed you move. The individual units are listed below. Please click if you'd like to learn more about them.
1) Invasive Species Lesson
2) Biodiversity and Invasive Species Lab Station Activity
3) Invasive Species Reading Comprehension Activity - Grades 8 and Up
4) Invasive Species Reading Comprehension Activity - Grades 5-7


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1) Invasive Species Lesson Package:

This 18 slide ecology lesson package includes an inquiry project with marking rubric and discusses Invasive Species. Specifically, the lesson compares Invasive vs. Native Species, The Effect of an Invasive Species on an Ecosystem, Controlling Invasive Species and then takes a more indepth look at The Small Asian Mongoose as well as 5 Extreme Cases of Invasive Species. There are 4 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and they will open in your browser. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), an inquiry project with rubric and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the Power Point
- The student version of the Power Point
- An Inquiry Project on Invasive Species with marking rubric
- FOUR videos embedded into the Power Point
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- Invasive vs. Native Species
- The Effect of an Invasive Species on an Ecosystem
- The Small Asian Mongoose Case Study
- Controlling Invasive Species
- 5 Extreme Invasive Species

The student version of the power point contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

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2) Biodiversity and Invasive Species - 7 Engaging Lab Stations:

This fully editable Lab Station Activity on Biodiversity and Invasive Species and its Production is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

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This lab activity covers:
- Biodiversity
- Invasive Species

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5 - Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8 - Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

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3) Invasive Species: A Reading Comprehension - Disciplinary Literacy - Resource For Grades 8 and Up

This resource covers the following topics:
- What is an invasive species?
- What makes a species invasive?
- How does an invasive species spread?
- Major impacts
- Preventing the spread of invasive species
- Examples of the most destructive invasive species

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The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

The Solution
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve your students analyse skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 50-75 minutes to complete and includes some open-ended questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.

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4) Invasive Species - Fully editable, Science Reading Comprehension Activity - Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-7

Invasive Species - Fully editable, Science Reading Comprehension Activity - Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) as well as older students with lower developed learning levels. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting and open-ended varieties.

This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans or literacy practice and hits on the following Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.10

The reading looks at:
- What is an invasive species?
- How does a species become invasive?
- What damage can an invasive species do?
- Prevention
- Examples

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The article is divided into easily understood sections which clearly describe the topic in a manner that can be understood by your grade 5-7 student as well as older students with less developed literacy skills. Along with elementary and middle school students, these readings have been used to great success with high school English language learners and students with learning difficulties.

The article contains a word bank of more complex terms which are highlighted on each page along with fun fact boxes and pictures which stand out and grab the attention of young readers.

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The Problems You Face
- Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.
- Some students work faster than others and you would like an interesting extension activity for your faster-moving students to keep them learning and engaged.

The Solution
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students literacy skills
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve your students analysis skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 30-60 minutes to complete and includes a variety of questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.
Total Pages
700+
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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