Zebra Mussels as Invasive Species
A Research Guide
Task: Gather enough information by visiting the AMNH website on River Ecology. Investigate the Effect of the Invasion of the Zebra Mussels on the Population of Marine Algae in the Hudson River.
Your Research Design
Your research utilizes data already gathered by scientists who had done the "leg work" for you. Focus on data that compares the algal population in the Hudson River before and after the zebra mussel invasion in 1991. Study the graphs. Add more to your background knowledge by reading the articles in the website. Formulate your problem; write a hypothesis; Study and analyze data; and Present your results on a Stixy board or Smore flyer. Be ready to present your results before an audience.