This Ecological Succession Hidden Pictures Activity resource is a fun and engaging way for your students to review their basic knowledge of ecological succession! The editable questions (on the color-by-number option) cover both primary and secondary succession, pioneer species, and climax communities.
There are 2 options in this resource: one option is a printable color-by-number activity. The other option is a Google™ Sheets digital progression art activity. Both activities use the same questions but have different pictures.
For the progression art activity, students will need access to a device that allows them to use Google™ Sheets. Students will answer questions by typing them into a box. If the box turns green, it’s correct and several small pieces of the picture will be revealed. If the answer is wrong, the box turns red and nothing happens to the picture. Students love to see the image slowly appear as they correctly answer questions! This activity is NOT EDITABLE. The image that will appear is of an erupting volcano!
The color-by-number activity is printable. Students will need 13 colors to complete it:
light green, dark green, dark brown, red, yellow, light blue, dark blue, gray, dark purple, light purple, orange, yellow-green (or spring green), and light brown. This activity comes as an EDITABLE PowerPoint file where you can edit the questions, answers, colors, and the image itself. It also comes as a PDF file that you can print and hand out.
Whichever activity you choose, it’s easy for you to assign, either via Google™ Classroom or another LMS or simply by printing the color-by-number pages.
Here’s what you get in your download:
- a PDF with a link to copy the progression art activity
- 3-page color-by-number activity
- editable PowerPoint file for the color-by-number activity
- Teaching Guide
- Answer Sheet
Please note: the questions are written at an introductory level.