Strangers in Our Waters
In this activity, students will read a short passage about native and non-native species and learn to identify them.
By completing this lesson, your students will be able to:
- Obtain and evaluate information from a nonfiction text about riparian areas.
- Explain the impact of non-native, invasive species on Arizona’s wildlife.
- Use context clues to identify invasive species.
More About this Lesson Plan
Wild Kids is a collection of simple activities that can be used to introduce students to different wildlife and life science concepts. Each activity includes a two page printable student worksheet and a page of teacher instructions. They have been aligned to the Arizona academic science standards and can be used to promote three dimensional teaching.
In this activity, students will read a short passage about native and non-native species. They will be introduced to a couple of harmful non-native species as well as reasons why some species are introduced into new areas. Then, they will answer some questions and try to identify species that are native and non-native.
This lesson has been correlated to the following Arizona Department of Education academic standards:
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