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Lesson Plan: The Long and Short Story of Ecological Succession - Grade Seven - Grade 07
Summary:This lesson addresses the concept that changes in ecosystems are sometimes slow and take hundreds or thousands of years and, at other times, can take place suddenly. Instruction and review are included in a game format that provides a platform for discussion.
Ohio Standards Connection
Content Area:
Standard: Life Sciences
Benchmark: D. Explain how extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and its adaptive characteristics are insufficient to allow survival (as seen in evidence of the fossil record).
Indicator: 5. Explain that some environmental changes occur slowly while others occur rapidly (e.g., forest and pond succession, fires and decomposition).

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