This interactive assignment comes with 12 cards, each card has a HOT question. Students will work in small groups, to research concepts, develop a claim and provide evidence for the questions. A student page is included. This assignment can be done as a gallery walk, they can be assigned to groups and then taught to the entire class, the cards can be given to individual students or table groups. Whatever your need is this activity can be tailored to it. I personally love having whole class discussions. Great way to get kids talking science. Be sure to print your cards on card stock and laminate them to reuse them from year to year. These cards address concepts such as competition, abiotic and biotic factors, biodiversity, ecosystems, short/long term environmental changes, and survivability.