Invasive Species Lesson Plan
What is an “invasive species?” - A species in an ecosystem is considered to be invasive when it is not native (alien) to the ecosystem and causes economic and/or environmental harm, or poses a threat to human health. All types of living organisms (plants, animals, bacteria, etc.) can be invasive.
In this lesson plan, students will be able to define, compare, and contrast invasive species, alien species, and native species, describe at least three problems that may be associated with invasive species and describe at least three invasive species, explain how they came to be invasive, and discuss what can be done about them.