Population Change Over Time Data Investigation
This curriculum provides a scaffolded experience that has students doing a Vital Signs data investigation. Through this data investigation, students build their understandings of working with data, designing investigations, and the relationships between invasive, native, and non-native species. Students delve into past and present Vital Signs data and collect and analyze invasive species data from their community. Consider doing this data investigation in conjunction with the iMapInvasives Resource Management Curriculum mentioned throughout.
Throughout the curriculum, we prompt you with formative assessment and modification ideas. These are meant to be suggestions. The Vital Signs Notebook (Appendix A) is a great tool for both formative and summative assessment. This notebook is organized with questions for each activity throughout this curriculum.
*This curriculum was generously supported by The Clowes Fund, a family foundation established in 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana which makes grants in Indianapolis, Seattle, Washington, Massachusetts, and northern New England to support human services, education, and the arts.