Activity: Invasive species game

In this activity, students play a game to explore the positive and negative impacts of species being introduced into new ecosystems. They create a new species then see how their classroom environment changes with its introduction.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 30 minutes

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom activity, game
  • Theme: Climate change and biodiversity

Learning outcomes

  • identify growth and survival characteristics that make invasive species survive and thrive
  • demonstrate several impacts invasive species have on the environment
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • Five to ten unique items such as a toilet paper roll, small foam football and water bottle.

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