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Inquiries in Science®: Simulating Succession Kit

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Grades–12.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.

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$194.50

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  • Show the process of succession in a short period of time
  • Create a minipond ecosystem using live organisms
  • Explore in a classroom setting the factors that influence succession

Grades 9–12. 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.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.

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Components Qty Included?
Algae Mixture 2 Included
Protozoan Mixture 2 Included
AlgaGro® Concentrate 1 Included
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
Demoslides 10 Included
Demoslide Microscope Stage Adapter 2 Included
Pie Tins, 9” 10 Included
Humus, 11 lb 1 Included
Cups, 9 oz 10 Included
Plastic Baster 1 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


Inquiries in Science Series

Inquiries in Science® Series Kits

Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.


Improve Student Achievement

Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:

  • Consider a real-world question or problem
  • Plan and conduct an investigation and gather data
  • Understand the science concept by analyzing data and communicating findings
  • Apply their findings to the original real-world question or problem and master the science concept

Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.

Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).


Inquiries in Science® Components

  • Kit—Includes lab supplies (enough for at least 30 students working in groups) plus teacher's manual.
  • Kit Refill—Replenishes consumed materials
  • Multi Class Equipment Set—Includes extra lab supplies so you can use the kit in 1 additional class section per day. Note: You'll also need to order an extra kit refill for each additional class section. For example, to teach the same Inquiries in Science® kit in 3 biology sections on the same day, purchase 1 kit, 2 kit refills, and 2 multi class equipment sets.
  • Digital Teacher's Manual—FREE with kit purchase

Correlations to State Standards

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