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Exotic Aquatics is a science kit and curriculum that provides hands-on activities to help educators teach about a wide range of problems associated with aquatic exotic species, specifically: Eurasian ruffe, spiny water flea, Eurasian watermilfoil, purple loosestrife, sea lamprey, and zebra mussel.
Exotic Aquatics is a learning resource science kit and curriculum that provides experiments, games, stories, and other hands-on activities to help educators teach about a wide range of problems associated with aquatic exotic species; specifically the Eurasian ruffe, spiny water flea, Eurasian watermilfoil, purple loosestrife, sea lamprey, and zebra mussel. The curriculum guide outlines nine lessons that start with focus questions, and leads students through activities that involve exploration, observation, measurement, classification, inference, prediction, communication, formulation of hypotheses, experimentation, and interpretation of data. Most of the activities are better suited for younger students. The lessons focus on adaptations of specific exotic species that provide competitive advantages, and human interventions that may reduce the spread of exotic species. Topics addressed throughout the curriculum include biodiversity, competition, exotic species, habitat, native species, parasites, predators, and wetlands. Concepts are simply but clearly addressed.
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