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Ecological Succession Web Lesson and Virtual Activity
Have you ever noticed new plants growing on a recently cleared field? Have you ever weeded your
garden only to find that after a few weeks later new weeds have grown in again? Both of these
examples are examples of ecological succession. Ecological succession is the gradual process of
ecosystems growing and changing over time. Ecological is a word that describes natural events and
relationships between living things, and succession means a sequence of small events that lead up
to a climax. In essence, ecological succession is a series of events where life comes back. As you
may have noticed, nothing remains constant in nature. The two main types of ecological succession
are primary succession and secondary succession. In this virtual lesson, you will discover and
explore the process of ecological succession and apply your new knowledge through a series of
interactive ecological succession activities. Part A ? What Is Ecological Succession? Video
Use the link below to watch the ?Ecological Succession? video by Bozeman Science. As you watch, answer
1. What is succession? series of events in which life comes back 2. What are the two parts of ecological succession? Primary succession and secondary succession 3. What three abiotic factors make it possible for soil to gather and build on rock landscapes?
4. What is the name of the new island off Iceland that has begun succession since 1963? surtsey 5. List three things that can bring life to a barren island.
no 1 came
very rare to come to
6. Is soil necessary for secondary succession?
7. What is secondary succession? The renewal of forest after a fire 8. What is the difference between primary and secondary succession?
and natural Secondary is replaced faster 9. What are some examples of disturbances that lead to secondary succession?
like yellow stone park 10. What are the first organisms that inhabit a barren landscape called? 11. Why are lupine important to primary succession? Fix nitrogen No venation Pioneers organisms and return soil
©2016 Science Is Real by Ana Ulrich 12. What are climax species? What happens after succession 13. If your area experienced a severe disturbance, what type of pioneer species do you think would
emerge in your area?
Fire cause none really would Part B ? Ecosystem Succession Interactive Simulation
Click on the following link to complete the Ecosystem Succession Interactive Simulation. Answer the
following questions as you move through the activity. http://biologiepagina.nl/Flashfiles/successie.swf Succession Tab
14. What is a community? 15. What are some examples of catalysts for succession? 16. Primary succession takes place where there is little to no soil. What are some examples of places that
primary succession would occur?
. 17. Secondary succession takes place where soil is already present. What are some examples of these
places that secondary succession would occur? Primary Succession Tab
18. Complete the simulation. List the five steps of primary succession.
19. What is the relationship between topsoil and nutrients? Secondary Succession Tab
20. Why does secondary succession take much less time than primary succession? Quiz Tab
21. What is the order of succession of plants in primary and secondary succession?
Part C ? Interactive Site ? Primary Succession On Glacial Moraine
©2016 Science Is Real by Ana Ulrich Use the link below to interact with the ?Primary Succession on Glacial Moraine? virtual interactive by life9e
website. As you work through the interactive, fill in the blanks below.
22. A change in community composition following a disturbance is called an 23. Ecologists divide successions into two types called:
succession. and 24. Primary succession begins on sites lacking any 25. As a glacier retreats, it brings along gravel deposits know as
youngest moraine are populated by
, . The
, and 26. Slightly older moraine who have gone through primary succession include
. , 27. Why are Dryus and Alnus important to primary succession on Glacial Bay? Did not get 28. How is succession affected by increased soil nitrogen?
which succession occurs Effect the rate at , 29. In conclusion, how are ecologists able to deduce the process of succession at Glacial Bay?
By not cutting trees and by doing conducted fires every so offten Part D ? Ecosystem Explorative Site ? Terrestrial Succession Game
Click the link to the right to access the next activities.
succession http://www.texasgateway.org/resource/ecological- Look at the menu on the left side of the screen. Click ?Explore: Ecosystem Construction Site?. Click to start
the game and follow the interactive directions to answer the following questions.
30. Read the prompt and click skip (upper left of game screen). What are the three ecosystem-building
missions that you will be completing?
31. Why is sequence important? 32. Your objective for the mission is to turn
inhabited by pioneer species. Pioneer species are into an 33. Play the game by manipulating the weather, vegetation, and animals on the island until you have
reached maturity. In three or more sentences, describe what you did to create a successful this ecosystem. ©2016 Science Is Real by Ana Ulrich *Using the same website link above, scroll down the screen until you find the ?Succession Vocabulary?
Game. Play the game until all your answers are correct. When you are finished, write the definitions of the
following terms below.
34. Pioneer Species: Intermediate Species: Primary Succession: Secondary Succession:
Mature Forest: *Using the same website link above, scroll down below until you find the ?Pond Succession? game. Play the
game and answer the following question when you are finished.
35. Summarize how a freshwater ecosystem, such as a pond, can change into a terrestrial ecosystem. Part E ? End Of Lesson Quiz (NO Internet Required)
36. How is primary and secondary succession different? 37. How is primary and secondary succession the same? 38. What is the first group of organisms to colonize an area called? 39. List some events that would start secondary succession. 40. What is one fact you learned from this lesson that you will remember forever? ©2016 Science Is Real by Ana Ulrich