Weeds and Weevils Unit - High School
Using a case study and a field and laboratory exercise, students explore the science behind invasive species management through hands-on investigation of plant and insect life cycles.
Hands-on activities meet Colorado Life Science and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability standards.
The toadflax lessons can be completed year-round since stems are always available for dissection. In the toadflax lessons, students investigate the characteristics of invasive plants. Students explore lifecycles and interactions between organisms to learn how biological control agents (in this case insects) can be used to reduce invasive plant populations.