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Activity: Management of Invasive Plants and Insects

Monday, February 23, 2015

Management #1:

Management of Invasive Plants and Insects

Time:

One Day For Field Trip

One Class Period for Guest Speakers

Materials:None
Guiding Questions
  • What damage does invasive species cause?
  • How can we help control the spread of invasive insects and plants?
  • How can we eliminate invasive insects and plants?
Plan

Field Trip

  • Field Trip to Foster Falls (or another Virginia State Park.)
  • Have a Park Ranger talk with the students about invasive plants species, the damage they cause, and how we can manage or eliminate invasive species from Virginia ecosystems.
  • Park Ranger will take the students on a hike to show them examples.


    Guest Speakers
  • Invite speakers from High School Agricultural Department Forestry Team.
  • Talk with students about invasive species and different ways to identify trees.
Differentiation: Field Trip and Guest Speakers (Personal Experiences)
ELL Modification: Field Trip and Guest Speakers (Personal Experiences)
Check for Understanding:

Culminating Activity

download.jpgImpact of Invasive Species on Virginia Ecosystems Activity Management of Invasive Plants and Insects.pdf

Use with the Impact of Invasive Species on Virginia Ecosystems Lesson Plan


Created by St. Paul School, Carroll County


by Science Generalist at 4:02 PM in Activity, Elementary, Life Science
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