Changes in Ecosystems: Ecological Succession

Can an area with no soil turn into a forest? Scholars learn about the process of ecological succession using an interesting presentation. It covers both primary and secondary succession in the building of new ecosystems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Add the diagrams on slides 13 and 14 to science journals
  • Go into more detail on primary versus secondary succession
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider the maturity of pupils when introducing the climax community or change the term to better align with your curriculum
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Highlights vocabulary in red throughout
  • Short presentation requires very little class time

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