Lesson Plan

"Going, Going, Gone"                  Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

Students use an ID card


The students will be able to define the terms native, alien, endangered and extinct; explain the impact of exotic vegetation to natural communities; name at least three native and three exotic species found in South Florida.


Our "Don't let it Loose" unit is broken into seven lesson plans, each taking 45 minutes to 4 classroom periods to complete, and targeted primarily at middle school students. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another. However, each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.





Native, Exotic, Endangered, Extinct, Competition, Alien