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Grades12.Students set up and observe an ecosystem advancing through the stages of ecological succession. They then use these observations to track changes and predict the outcome of their ecosystem. As a final activity, students modify their simulation to represent a disturbance and show how it affects the successional sequence. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups.
Grades 912. Students set up and observe an ecosystem advancing through the stages of ecological succession. They then use these observations to track changes and predict the outcome of their ecosystem. As a final activity, students modify their simulation to represent a disturbance and show how it affects the successional sequence.
Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Kit also includes prepaid coupon to request living materials later at your convenience. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase.
|Timothy Hay, 7 g||1||Included|
|Soil, Small Bag||1||Included|
|Wheat Seeds, 1 tbs||1||Included|
|Rye Grass Seed, 1 lb||1||Included|
|Wild Bird Seed, 1 lb||1||Included|
|Pipets, 3 mL||50||Included|
|Plastic Aquarium, 1 gal, with Lid||1||Included|
|Demoslide Microscope Stage Adapter||2||Included|
|Pie Tins, 9”||10||Included|
|Humus, 11 lb||1||Included|
|Cups, 9 oz||10||Included|
|Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Microscopes (with 4x and 10x objectives)||15||Needed, Not Included|
|Beakers (for pond water)||15||Needed, Not Included|
|Spray Bottle or Small Water Can||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Plant Light (or access to sunlight)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Permanent Marker or China Marker||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Hand Lenses||Needed, Not Included|
|Springwater, 5 gal||Needed, Not Included|
|Other Materials Requested by Students||Needed, Not Included|
|Digital Camera (optional)||Needed, Not Included|
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