Invasion of an Exotic Species: Stop the Zebra Mussel Lesson

Launch Resource

The activities and resources presented in this lesson will guide students in a study of the invasive zebra mussel and the possibilities of its invasion of Virginia. Actual scientific research data are introduced as a critical part of group problem-solving activities. Students are challenged to use the scientific data and other information to design action plans to help prevent the introduction and spread of zebra mussels into the state. Additional follow-up activities extend the study of zebra mussels and encourage the investigation of the impact of other exotic plants and animals.

Topic(s): Bay Invasives
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Virginia
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