This activity has been designed to enhance student understanding of Life Cycles. It can be used as both a direct instruction activity or as skill practice at a learning station.
I have used these instructional pieces in teaching a unit on Life Cycles, in which I present students with the paired articles for close reading.
As follow-up, students complete the sorting activity, Venn Diagram, sequencing sheets for each life cycle, and vocabulary check that accompanies the paired text.
In some cases, I have had students post the flip tab chart inside of a Science journal to be used as a resource on a unit assessment.
The sorting cards can be printed onto cardstock and laminated for students to use at a station prior to completing the sort, if deemed necessary.