Succession

Causes of ecological succession include lava flows, receding glaciers, forest fires, and farming. The video explains both primary and secondary succession. It also describes the steps followed during a typical succession.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a Venn diagram for primary and secondary succession
  • Add vocabulary words to science dictionaries
Classroom Considerations

  • Only works as a brief introduction and requires much more instruction for the topic
Pros

  • Does not require much class time
Cons

  • Does not clearly communicate the concepts of primary and secondary succession
  • Offered definition of a climax community is vague and inaccurate
Common Core