Examining Cause and Effect: Mussel Mania

Students become native mussels, invasive zebra mussels, perch, walleye, or “plankton movers” in a game designed to help them understand how harmful invasive species can affect the balance within aquatic ecosystems.

Minnesota Science Standards:3.1.1.2.4, 3.1.3.2.1, 3.4.3.2.2, 4.3.4.1.1, 5.1.1.1.4, 5.3.4.1.3, 5.4.2.1.1, 5.4.4.1.1, 6.1.2.1.4, 6.1.3.1.1, 7.4.2.1.1, 7.4.2.1.3, 7.4.4.1.2, 8.1.3.3.1, 8.3.4.1.2

Next Generation Science Standards: Crosscutting Concept: Cause and Effect

Mussel Mania – Cause and Effect Lesson Plan

 

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