Instructional Video

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
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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
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
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
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