ERIC Number: EJ745146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Invasion of the Zebra Mussels: A Mock Trial Activity
Beck, Judy A.; Czerniak, Charlene M.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v42 n1 p15-19 Spr 2005
In this activity, students learn about the important topic of invasive species, specifically Zebra Mussels. Students role-play different characters in a real-life situation: the trial of the Zebra Mussel for unlawful disruption of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Students will also learn about jurisprudential inquiry by examining the trial process. This activity will reinforce important knowledge and skills underscored in the Life Science and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Standards in the National Science Education Standards (National Research Council 1996). (Contains 2 figures, 1 note and 11 resources.)
Descriptors: Science Activities, Ecology, Role Playing, Science Instruction, Biological Sciences, National Standards, Academic Standards, Law Related Education, Educational Strategies, Student Participation, Learning Processes, Inquiry, Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Fused Curriculum
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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