Educator Resources

Invasive Species takes a look at what happens in an ecosystem when an invasive species takes over.

This feature story is an illustration of the process of science because it shows scientists investigating hypotheses about: how an invasive species can affect an ecosystem, how to combat the destruction caused by an alien species, and ultimately how to predict and prevent future invasions. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)

This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.