A few weeks ago, both my 4th grader and my 8th grader were studying the same subject in their respective science curricula – Trail Guide To Learning and Apologia Physical Science. They each were learning about the layers of the earth’s atmosphere.
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We decided to do a lapbooking project together in order to learn the different layers and remember what makes each different from the others.
We started by gathering a piece of paper for each layer of the atmosphere. The paper was cut into different lengths so when the papers were overlapped the top of each paper could be seen.
The names of the layers were written on those top spaces and the information and/or drawings of the the layers were put on the bottom sections.
When the pages were finished and put together, they were added to our 3-ring binders. (The 4th grader has a binder for Trail Guide To Learning and the 8th grader keeps one for all her subjects.)
This representation of the earth’s atmosphere let’s the kids benefit from hands-on learning and create a resource they can look back on to study and to review.
Do you use lapbooks or notebooking in your homeschool? We’ve used both at different times and have found them to be a great, creative tool.