When we need variety and fun in our homeschool lessons, I regularly turn to lapbooks. They are fun ways to learn new material or to review. I am always keeping my eye out for new ones we might be able to use. When I saw in the Elemental Science newsletter (sign up HERE), that the author, Paige Hudson, was working on new lapbooks, I got all excited!
The Homeschool Scientist reviewed Intro to Science, the kindergarten science curriculum from Elemental Science, back in June and I have been a fan ever since. It was fun, age appropriate, hands-on science. My 2nd grader and 6th grader thought it was lots of fun, too!
Elemental Science, currently, has 8 lapbooking titles with more on the way. All are available through CurrClick.com. Since my son just finished his plant unit through Nancy Larson Science, we decided to do the Lapbooking Through Plants as a fun review.
I was so impressed, once again, with the simplicity, yet thorough nature of Paige Hudson’s work. This lapbook could be used as a review, as we used it, or as a stand alone plant study using one of the two suggested books. (One of which I already had, and both could most likely be found at your local library.) Students of all levels could use the lapbooks, adding the appropriate amount of information to each section.
After printing and cutting out the lapbook pieces my son and I talked about each part of the plant and I asked him what he remembered. If he needed help, we looked it up in his Nancy Larson science booklet or in the Usborne Encyclopedia of Science. After our review, he colored the pieces, labeled, documented and glued all on his own. I counted it as his plant unit test – a fun test!
Elemental Science has offered to give a copy of Lapbooking Through Plants to a download copy to a reader of The Homeschool Scientist!
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You can, also, check out all the lapbooking titles from Elemental Science at CurrClick.com. They are all on sale!!!
*disclaimer- Elemental Science provided me a copy of Lapbooking Through Plants for the purpose of review. The opinions are totally my own.