Collard III, S. B. (2008). Science Warriors: The Battle Against Invasive Species. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. ISBN: 9780618756360
Annotation: Invasive Species are one of the most serious ecological problems in the world. The author looks at the scientists that are focused on stopping and eradicating the damage caused by invasive species.
Reaction: Beautiful photography highlights the subject of invasive species. Most children may not be familiar with the serious problems that invasive species cause to the ecosystem. Readers are introduced to the invasive species; brown tree snake, fire ant, zebra mussels, and melaleuca tree. This book is designed for fifth grade to eight grades. The author provides up close exciting photography that introduces the species and the damage done, kids will appreciate the snake and fire ants photos. Educators can use this book as a great introduction to invasive species and tie in their own local problems with invasive species. This book is suitable for a fifth grade science program and introduces students to current a current science issue, invasive species, which is a part of ecology, wildlife, and agriculture.
This book is a part of Assignment 2: 5th Grade Science.
Media Used: Photography