In this activity, students will use flashcards to sequence how fossils are created.
Before class, cut out each card and paperclip them together. Next, students will put the flashcards in the correct order for how a fossil is created.
I have included flashcards with illustrations, steps and illustrations, and flashcards without illustrations. In my class, I used the cards that do not have the illustrations. Students had to glue the cards into the correct order in their journal and then create their own illustrations. This helped them take ownership of the learning. Later as review, they use the cards with illustrations (sped) or match the steps with illustrations.
I have printed the cards on cardstock and reused them each year as a warm up or quick review. I keep several answer keys, so students that finish quickly become expert checkers. With the help of student checkers, this activity can easily be finished in five minutes for the whole group