ERIC Number: EJ1003701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Race to Displace: A Game to Model the Effects of Invasive Species on Plant Communities
Hopwood, Jennifer L.; Flowers, Susan K.; Seidler, Katie J.; Hopwood, Erica L.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n3 p194-201 Mar 2013
Invasive species are a substantial threat to biodiversity. Educating students about invasive species introduces fundamental concepts in biology, ecology, and environmental science. In the Race to Displace game, students assume the characteristics of select native or introduced plants and experience first hand the influences of species interactions and changing environmental conditions on community composition as they advance across a game board. Through game play, students learn about ways in which species can interact, as well as attributes of successful invaders and the impacts of invasion on communities.
Descriptors: Ecology, Plants (Botany), Biodiversity, Fundamental Concepts, Environmental Education, Educational Games, Science Instruction, Biology
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