5E Instructional Model Plan:

Invasive Species 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching about invasive species using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5 - 7 days

New species may be introduced into ecosystems by accident or for a specific purpose. Some of these introduced species will become invasive, others cause little disruption or fail to establish themselves. Due to increased competition or predation some invasive species may have devastating effects on ecosystems. In this instructional sequence, students explore a data set in order investigate the impacts of the introduction of the zebra mussel on the Hudson River.