Ecological Succession Game. Learning Targets. I can evaluate the claims, evidence and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem. Pre-Assessment.
1. A forest of pine trees is burned over a 10 mile area when lightning strikes a tree. In the spring, a few seedlings are beginning to sprout.
Lichens on rock
A glacier edges through the area scraping down to bare rock (primary succession):
A volcano erupts and covers the area with lava and ash (primary succession):