Students utilize strategies to develop the concept of succession by comparing/contrasting plant communities found along roadsides in different stages of succession. In addition, they observe how they affect the disturbances in their local area.
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The Long and Short Story of Ecological Succession
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...
Impacts of Climate on Forest Succession
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...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What's The Most Successful Species on Earth?
If all of the viruses in the ocean were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 100 times around the diameter of the Milky Way. The video compares various species to determine which is the most successful. Should it be defined by pure...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science