This powerpoint and interactive pages cover primary and secondary succession. The powerpoint and interactive coloring page should take one day. The Mt St Helens - back from the dead video is an example of real life succession, and can be watched on day two or omitted.
This lesson goes over the steps in colonizing a new or previously populated habitat and how to distinguish between the two types of successions. The videos and questions throughout help break up the routine lecture.
This lesson also comes with two interactive pages for notebooks where students draw and color the steps of succession; which can be glued into their notebook for visual reference later.