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PBS Strange Days: Invading Species

 

 

 

 

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Click on why others care.

1.  Give a two sentence summary of why other people care.

 

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    Go to “What do the experts say?”  

 

2.     Name five invasive species and list where they are invading.

 

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c.     __________________________________________________

 

d.     __________________________________________________

 

e.     __________________________________________________

 

 

3.   What does Hal Mooney (a foremost global authority) say on invasive species?  Give a 1-2 sentence summary.

 

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4.   Select one more passage on invasive species and give a brief 2 sentence description of the problem.

 

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           Go back to What do the Experts say and Click on related stories.

 

  1. Why is the West Nile Virus one of the more disturbing invasive species?

 

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  1. How does the European Green Crab have a domino effect on other organisms?

 

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  1. What is one way scientists are forecasting invasive species?

 

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         Go back to the Strange Days home page and under How Do I Measure Up

 

  1. Why are native plants better for the environment than exotic plants?

 

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o   Click on Native Plant finder

o   Choose the state IN

o   Click on wildflowers

o   Put in your email address

o   Click off  the send me newsletters and special offers

o   Click on Go

 

  1. Name 4 of the wildflowers native to Indiana.

 

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          Go back to the Native Gardening and Invasive Plant Guide page

  1. What are 8 plants invasive to Indiana?

 

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f.        ____________________________

 

g.     ____________________________

 

h.     ____________________________

11.    Describe one of the invasive plants in detail and sketch a picture of it

         in the space below. Use colored pencils.           

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12.     From each of the areas pictured below the house, list the area, what you   

found and what action you took to impact invading species. If there is nothing in the area then write none found.

 

 

 

Area of House

Item(s) Found

Action you took

Front Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.     List 4 ideas of what you can do to help the problem of

           invading species.

 

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14.  List what you promised. (You may click on the links for descriptions

       before promising.) If you promise…be sure to stick with it!!  J