Symbiosis Showdown

So I have totally struggled with the types of symbiosis in our science book and was looking for ways to spice up this lesson.  It’s something the kids get and there is a great Brainpop video but I wanted a way for it to really stick and for them to have lots of examples….hence Symbiosis Showdown.

There are so many ways to use these cards in your class: 
-individually (as a sort)
– in groups 
– as a game  (my favorite!)
– as research where students learn about a pair and how they work together.
I pass out the cards to my class and call up pairs – they have to come up to the front  of the room and showdown!

I read the description of their interaction and they tell me what type of symbiosis and why!

Works like a charm!
There is more than what is shown below: 

There is also a sheet for the students to put the cards and draw pictures if you want to go that route as well!  So many ways to use this – I know it will be a staple for years to come!

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