Invasive Species 101 | National Geographic

Published on January 30, 2023 by

Whether by chance or design, human activities have been associated with the introduction of invasive species to new areas. In this lesson, Angeli Gabriel will briefly define invasive species and will elaborate how they affect a natural ecosystem. An invasive specie is a non-native organism that causes considerable damage when introduced to a new area. These species often end up jeopardizing local economy, threatening human health, and devastating entire ecosystems. By taking steps to prevent spread of non-native species to native areas, we can stop these invasions before they end up disturbing the balance in an ecosystem.

This video satisfies the 5-LS2-1 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can: 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

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