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Ecological Succession WebQuest Virtual Interactive Lesson

FUN! NO-PREP! KEEPS STUDENTS LEARNING AND ENGAGED! How does ecological succession result in changes in an ecosystem? Watch your students discover the impacts that succession has on an ecosystem with this fun, effective, and highly interactive web lesson!

Today we did an activity on primary and secondary succession.  This activity reminded me that taking pages or even a page of written notes is not necessarily the best way to transmit information to...

Ecological Succession: Nature's Great Grit. Discover a process that truly demonstrates nature's grit: ecological succession! The Amoeba Sisters introduce both primary and secondary succession. This is the second video in the Ecology mini-series.


This video makes students understand the main concepts, not by simply hearing them from their teacher but getting there on their own. It starts by showing pioneer species and how they are followed by other species until the climax community is reached. It mentions both primary and secondary successions and also has some activities. It has two activities with answer keys included on the notes section or on the slide. NGSS

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Teaching Ecological Succession

Teaching Ecological Succession Strategies for Teaching Ecological Succession I was asked to write about how I teach ecological succession. Ecological succession is a simple topic but for some reason students have a difficult time sometimes with the finer points or remembering the vocabulary. Let's start at the beginning What is succession? It is defined as "the progressive replacement of one community by another until a climax community is established." ( In terms of…