The Blue Mud Shrimp Mystery The ghosts of Halloween are past, but the mystery of these zombie shrimp will help students learn about the effects of invasive species on ecosystems.Students will explore an invasive species and its prospective effect on the environment. Topics Invasive Species AuthorsAshley McCulloch, Misty Scevola Teacher ResourcesLesson PlanOverview Presentation Student ResourcesLetter from a Fisherman“Wanted” poster blankNotebook Entry WorksheetMini Project with Rubric Additional ResourcesScience Daily article (08/05)Gene detection techniques—http://www.dnalc.org/ddnalc/resources/pcr.html Ecogenomics (NEPTUNE)—http://www.neptune.washington.edu/research/index.jsp?keywords=ECOGNM&title=EcogenomicsOceans and human health—http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/ohhi/ Greenomes: Lab and Internet exercises—http://www.greenomes.org/ The Cartoon Guide to Genetics—http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/Exhibits/Biotech/cartoon.htmlScience News— http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050819123638.htmFalse Bay Species Descriptions—http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/zoo432/falsebay/fbspecies/fbspecies.htmOregon State University—http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/newsarch/2005/Aug05/isopod.htm Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsCause and effectStability and changeCore IdeasLS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in EcosystemsLS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and ResiliencePracticesAsking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts6.E: Humans affect the ocean in a variety of ways. Laws, regulations and resource management affect what is taken out and put into the ocean. Human development and activity leads to pollution (point source, non-point source, and noise pollution) and physical modifications (changes to beaches, shores and rivers). In addition, humans have removed most of the large vertebrates from the ocean.