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Exotic Aquatics free sample lesson
Grade level: 4-12Date: 1994 Program cost: Free
Subjects: art, environmental studies, geography, language arts, math, science
Publisher: Minnesota Sea Grant
Correlated to education standards? Yes
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synopsis:
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.

review:
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.

Issue 1: HabitatKey Characteristic 1: Accuracy
Issue 2: PollutionKey Characteristic 2: Depth
Issue 3: InvasivesKey Characteristic 3: Skills
Issue 4: Ecosystem - Key Characteristic 4: Action
Issue 5: BiodiversityKey Characteristic 5: Soundness
Issue 6: Build Fisheries - Key Characteristic 6: Usability
Issue 7: Treaty Rights -
Assessment of Coverage:
- none or N/A
limited
fair
moderately good
good
Issue 8: Manage Fisheries -
Issue 9: Stewardship
Issue 10: Fishing
Issue 11: Careers -
 

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Disclaimer: The reviews of this and the other Great Lakes Fisheries education materials were conducted by a single independent reviewer. The views of this reviewer do not necessarily reflect the views of GLIN, the Great Lakes Commission, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, or the University of Michigan.