|Zak's coloring of an Astronaut on the Moon.|
Most of our lapbook mini books are from A journey Through Learning Exploring Creation with Astronomy BW version and from Knowledgebox Centrals's Exploring Creation with Astronomy lapbook kit.
The Moon Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson is from The Moon Lapbook. On the back of the poem there is a blank sheet for copywork. I could not find the lapbook again so I could link to it. Sorry. :(
The boys all weigh about 46 pounds here on earth....that is about 6-8 pounds on the moon. Wild.
This little flip book is simple to make. We just cut it out and them put the pages in order. When you flip it the moon travels around it's orbit of the Earth.
- The cool velum pocket on the left has me thinking. It looks great, and the velum folds so nice and clean. You will see us using this medium more in future pocket features. I love them!
- The phases of the moon worksheet can be found here.
- The best advantage to this book format for our lapbook base is that we can add notebooking pages whenever we like. I love the freedom this allows.
- We attampted to track the moon for a month with the card inside the envelope, but several of the days it wasn't visible excpet in the middle of the night, and on other days it was cloudy, so we could n't see then moon then either. So, we packed it in and went on to investigate mars.
We also read the following short picture books about the exploration of the moon to top off our look at this part of creation.
We made a rickety homemade telescope out of two magnifying glasses and a mailer tube. It worked ok for looking but it wasn't all that strudy to last for more than a day. Plus the boys had already discovered that if you aim your magnifying glass at a blank wall at just the right distance you can see and upside down picture of the window or doorway. Pretty cool!
And last but not least, we completed yet another solar system map adding on the moon orbiting around the earth.