Invasive Species

Great Lakes Principle:
Principle 5: The Great Lakes support a broad diversity of life and ecosystems.

Content learning targets –
Life Science
HS-LS2-1. Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.

HS-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.

HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Structure and Function
The functions and properties of natural and designed objects and systems can be inferred from their overall structure, the way their components are shaped and used, and the molecular substructures of its various materials. (HS-ESS2-5)

Urban Citizenship
C.12.11 Evaluate the ways in which public opinion can be used to influence and shape public policy

Ideas for activities around:

  • 1829 since the open of the eerie canal
  • Smelt
  • sea lamprey
  • lake trout
  • ale wife
  • salmon, an introduced predator feeding on an introduced prey. 
  • Zebra Muscles: Zebra muscles, colonize shore, now replaced by the quaga muscles. 
  • Chemistry of Muscles: Filter the nutrients, expels phosphorus. Clears the water, gives nutrients to the clodifera blooms. 
  • Asian carp