A Date with Freddie Kudza
Originally appears in the Summer 2006 issue
Concept: Exotic pest plants are invasive; they grow rapidly, spread rampantly, and reproduce prodigiously.
Subjects: life science, math, social studies, physical education
Skills: application, comparing similarities and differences, description, discussion, generalization, kinesthetic concept development, observation, psychomotor development
Duration: 30 minutes
Group size: 25 or more
Setting: outdoor area with boundaries or large indoor area
Key vocabulary: invasive exotic pest plant, habitat, niche, population, competition, ecosystem
- define and describe an invasive exotic plant
- describe the characteristics of invasive exotic plants that make them successful
- describe the effect of an invasive exotic plant infestation on an ecosystem.
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