Spring Lessons 6-8th Grade

Spring lesson themes involve threats to fish, wildlife, and natural resources and the natural history of Washington's species and ecosystems.

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Aquatic Invasive Species

Don't Let It Loose Art Contest: Send in your artwork to show the dangers of releasing unwanted pets and plants into the wild. Deadline is May 14, 2021.

In ”Aquatic Invasive Species”, we partnered with the Washington Invasive Species Council to modify two lessons from their invasive species 6-8th grade curriculum . In the first part of this lesson, students explore the world of aquatic invasive species that threaten Washington’s cultures, environments, and economies. Next, students dive deeper and learn more about European green crab and zebra/quagga mussels and what state agencies are doing to keep these species out of Washington’s waters.  

In the second part of this lesson, students use technology and the Washington Invasive Species App to learn how to become “first detectors” of invasive species in their school yards and local greenspaces. The lesson is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards.

Washington Invasive Species Council

Lesson plan

Aquatic Invasive Species 

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