This 13 page Smartboard lesson describes the stages of a flowering plant and a conifer. The lesson systematically takes students through what is a cycle, what are the steps of a life cycle, then the stages of flowering and confer plants. The last two slides compare and contrast flowering and conifer plants. Each stage of the cycle is explained and pictures shown. Notes can be taken, pictures drawn for students' interactive notebooks, and discussions with small or large groups can actively keep students engaged in lesson. This engaging lesson is much better than just reading about it in a Science book. It could also be used as a test review.