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Carolina EcoKits®: Invasive Species

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Grades 9-12. Students investigate invasive species by performing 2 engaging activities. In the first, they explore how the addition of a second, more efficient, predator affects an existing predator’s population. In the second activity, students monitor a simulated ecosystem of colored squares. They sample the ecosystem using quadrats and examine the effect of an introduced species on 2 native species. Kit accommodates a class of up to 32 students working in groups of 4.

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Grades 9-12. Students investigate invasive species by performing 2 engaging activities. In the first, they explore how the addition of a second, more efficient, predator affects an existing predator’s population. In the second activity, students monitor a simulated ecosystem of colored squares. They sample the ecosystem using quadrats and examine the effect of an introduced species on 2 native species. With the data, students then calculate population density and percent cover for each species. Kit accommodates a class of up to 32 students working in groups of 4.

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Components Qty Included?
Green Beads 800 Included
Yellow Beads 800 Included
Plastic Cups 240 Included
Tweezers 8 Included
Tasting Spoons 8 Included
Petri Dishes, 150 ×15 mm 8 Included
Population Sheets, 1 Set 16 Included
Transparency Squares, 1 Page 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Scissors 8 Needed, Not Included
Stopwatches (or access to a clock with a second hand) 8 Needed, Not Included

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