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Testing Soil from an Abandoned Field for Future Secondary Succession
Grade Level: 4th - 6th; Type: Life Science
Ecological succession is the natural process of the introduction and development of living things into an area. In an area where there is no soil, the process is called primary succession. In an area where soil already exists, such as an abandoned field or forest after a fire, the process is called secondary succession. The research aspect of this science fair project is to test soil taken from an abandoned field to predict future secondary succession.
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