Next Generation Sunshine State Standards: 5th: SC.5.L.15, SC.5.L.17 6th: SC.6.L.14 7th: SC.7.L.17 National Science Standards grades 5-8: Life Science: NS.5-8.3 Personal and Social Perspectives: NS.5-8.3
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.