Instructional Video

Invasive Species: The Story of Bunny

Lionfish, a species of fish introduced into the Atlantic, have been so successful that to keep their population normal, two percent of their population would need to be killed every month! The narrator explains how invasive species can wreak havoc on an ecosystem. It shows specific examples — European starling, boa constrictors, kudzu, and brown tree snake, among others. Viewers see how these species greatly affected their new ecosystem in harmful ways.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pairs research other invasive species like kudzu, zebra mussels, or cane toads
  • Research and determine action plans for controlling invasive species without further damaging an ecosystem
Classroom Considerations
  • Closed captions available to help with note taking
Pros
  • Includes lots of interesting examples that engage learners
  • High-quality images and graphics
Cons
  • None
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NGSS