This web resource provides students with an explanation of the differences between native, nonnative, and invasive plants, along with information on three of Florida's aquatic invasive plants--the water hyacinth, hydrilla, and alligatorweed. Through text questions and activities, students will learn how these plants can impair aquatic and wetland ecosystems and inhibit human uses of Florida waters. Readers will gain a greater understanding of how important it is to monitor and control invasive aquatic plants.
Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 7
Internet Connection, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: invasive plant, hydrilla, aquatic, wetland, science, technical reading, natural area, environmental education
Also available are accompanying Teacher Guide, Activity Book, Higher Thinking Questions, and Answer Keys.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: University of Florida, Aquatic Plant Management Society, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comm
District/Organization of Contributor(s): University of Florida
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
* Please note that examples of resources are not intended as complete curriculum.