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26 resources with the concept ecological succession

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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection has scholars collecting data to determine how climate affects phenology. The unit begins with class embers collecting life-cycle data on their campus. They then collect, graph, and analyze data on trees to show...
1 In 1 Collection
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Sustainability and Extinction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last lesson plan a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two...
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How Ecosystems Work

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The interactions among the members of an ecosystem are what keeps all organisms living together successfully. Using an informative PowerPoint, individuals learn about how energy cycles through ecosystems in food chains and food webs....
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2014 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Less than half of AP Environmental Science test takers pass each year. The College Board releases previous test questions covering topics from greenhouse gases to ecological succession to help scholars prepare for future assessments. Use...
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Biomes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Animals, including humans, tend to live in specific biomes based on their adaptations and preferences. An in-depth presentation covers more than 10 different biomes and the factors impacting each as a habitat. Then, it focuses on dangers...
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The Ecology of Lyme Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Areas that previously included no risk of Lyme disease now have cases every year. Scholars learn about the spread of Lyme disease and the relationship with ecological succession. Then, they discuss possible solutions using the known food...
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Changing Biological Communities – Disturbance and Succession

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After cutting down a forest to make a farm, how long would it take the environment to turn an abandoned farm back into a forest? Scholars study this exact scenario while they interpret many charts and graphs of the changing ecosystems as...
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Changes in Ecosystems: Ecological Succession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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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Impacts of Climate on Forest Succession

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Part two in a series of four explores the effects of climate on succession or the changing of plant species in a forest. Groups review how to identify trees and then spend a day in the field collecting extensive data on trees to...
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Succession

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final lesson in a two-part series prompts scholars to create newspaper articles and succession events. Applying their knowledge of the ecosystem and the past examples of succession, they predict what will happen in the future using...
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Ecological Succession: Nature's Great Grit

For Students 7th - 12th
Your science class may not enjoy ecology yet, but after this video series they are sure to be lichen it! An educational video explains ecological succession at the community level. It includes primary succession starting with pioneer...
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Raven Chapter 54 Guided Notes: Community Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th
Providing a sweeping overview of population and community interactions, this ecology worksheet gets learners thinking. They differentiate between habitat and niche, describe and give exemplars of various animal and plant defenses,...
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Community Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Chart ecological community interactions and answer questions about niche, defenses, trophic structure, and succession. This community ecology worksheet provides a general overview of the interactions that occur among organisms that share...
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Anthropogenic Biomes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you teach a man to fish, he will never go hungry—or he will overfish and permanently damage the ecosystem? Address the traditional biomes as well as the human-included ecosystems and contrasts the biotic and abiotic factors in each....
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Succession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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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How Ecosystems Change

For Students 4th - 8th
In this ecosystems worksheet, students will look at 4 diagrams and determine if either primary or secondary succession would occur after that particular event happened. Then students will determine the limiting factor for 4 different...
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The Long and Short Story of Ecological Succession

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders review the steps of ecological succession in a hardwood forest, and they review the concept of climax community. There job is to discover how succession works in other communities of living things. Students are reminded...
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Ecological Succession in Pond Water Cultures

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students collect samples of pond water, dried grass, and soil in a jar. They predict the order of ecological succession in their pond water cultures. They compare their expected results with their observed results.
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Ashes to Ashes: We All Grow Up

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Ecosystems are constantly changing whether people notice or not. An inquiry-based lesson examines types of ecosystem changes and how they relate to wildlife conservation. Learners classify changes as succession and disturbance using a...
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Ecology

For Students 7th - 8th
In this ecology worksheet, students complete the provided short answer questions as it relates to ecology. Students define ecology and explain how the nitrogen, carbon, and water cycles interact with the environment to affect the food...
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Ecosystems and Communities

For Students 7th - 12th
In this ecosystems worksheet, students describe the types of community interactions and disturbances that can affect an ecosystem. Students compare the types of symbiosis - mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. This worksheet has 9...
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Using A Winogradsky Column to Analyze Microbial Communities

For Teachers K - 12th
Pupils use easily obtained materials to study ecological succession in a microbiological community. This investigation is appropriate for a variety of age groups. Elementary Students be fascinated by the changes occurring over time in...
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Watershed Web: A Field Trip

For Teachers K - 8th
New ReviewObserving plant succession doesn't have to be a decade long process. A hands-on lesson plan has groups study succession over a designated space. Learners use their observation skills to record differences in plant and soil...
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Ecological Succession

For Students 9th - 12th
Never trust a tree, they always look shady. The video explains both primary and secondary succession. It uses examples of volcanic activity, fires, and human disturbances. It is the seventh in an 18-part series.