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Ecological Succession

kit #556

This kit provides an active learning alternative to passive methods of studying ecological succession. Students experience the stages of succession as they progress from bare rock to the climax community. Within each successional stage, students react to disturbance events and come to understand how disturbances affect the different communities in a successional series.


  • All populations living together and the physical factors with which they interact compose an ecosystem.
  • The interrelationships and interdependencies of organisms may generate ecosystems that are stable for hundreds or thousands of years.
  • Human destruction of habitats is threatening current global stability, and if not addressed, ecosystems will be irreversibly affected.

Content List in Ecological Succession is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide
28 Student Worksheets and Guides
12 Community Events charts
6 Succession: The Journey game boards
6 Sets of 54 Event cards
6 Sets of four different color game pieces
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 6 groups per period

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Ecological Succession 556 $132.35
ADD A GROUP for Ecological Succession 556EL $30.85