Reviewed by Mary Strother
Retired Science Teacher
Invasion Ecology addresses the issue of how exotic species devastate environments. It provides background, methods, and research ideas for middle and secondary students of ecology. The authors define the importance of the study of invasive species in ecology curricula and relate it to the National Science Education Standards. Background information on the levels of inquiry, techniques and protocols, and interactive research is provided.
Invasion Ecology includes content and methods that belong in every environmental science course. With this guide, teachers will feel comfortable integrating these topics into traditional programs and will be able to support high-quality student research. Student skills and concepts are highlighted. Teachers will find model responses, steps in conducting research, assessment rubrics, and sample test questions. This teachers' guide is an excellent support to the student text.
Review posted on 7/1/2003