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Climate Change and Invasive Species

Double Whammy in a Bag

Secondary, Middle

Description

The task is for students to create a game about the double whammy of climate change and invasive species and how together they will affect biodiversity, the economy, the environment, and the inhabitants in their region.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

Excellent hands-on activity which integrates itself well with science units dealing with environmental issues, habitat and climate change.

Geography teachers could use this to emphasize the link between human activity and issues with our natural environment.

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Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change
  • Ecosystems (4)

    • Biodiversity
    • Endangered Species
    • Habitat Loss
    • Invasive Species