5th Grade Program

In Lesson 1: Students will review ecosystem principles, test their familiarity with their local ecosystem, study 3 cases of invasive species impacting ecosystems, and consider potential impacts of two invasive plants in their local ecosystem.

In Lesson 2: Students will conduct research on the impact of two invasive species on health and survival of an important herbivore in their local ecosystem by simulating foraging in a habitat that has been invaded by two invasive weeds.

In Lesson 3: Students will compare four strategies for controlling invasive plants in their local ecosystem and work with a partner to research one local weed and create a management plan for its control.