Archive for the ‘Science’ Category
We recently did a study on Marsupials, concentrating mostly on Koalas but also incorporating details on the many other marsupials. For our Lapbook/Workbook I started with a Lapbooking Unit “A Pouch for Katie” from In the Hands of a Child. We used three prong folders for the study as we added so much more to it than would fit in a Lapbook!
I am not the kind of teacher who can just “wing” a lesson when doing a Lapbook/unit study. I have to know what I am going to be teaching each day. The joys of ITHOAC Lapbooks is that most of them come with a daily Lesson Plan. However the one provided was for a 6 day study and I have found that a 5 day study works better for us as we can complete it in a week. With that in mind I adapted the Lesson Plan provided with the Lapbook in order to complete it in 5 days. This did not include the Marsupial worksheets (top picture) which I created at a much later date, weeks after having prepared the Lapbook materials. I just divided those worksheets up to do some each day. These are FREE to download in the Science Downloads on our website.
Please note that although Caleb (4) did the Koala Lapbook I did NOT expect him to do the Marsupial worksheets – way too complicated. In fact I found a couple extra K things for him to do at Homeschool Share.
Activity Village has a FREE fun Count the Koalas page.
Last but not least, listed as suitable for First Graders I think these fabulous, colorful Australian Animal worksheets could be adapted for multiple ages 🙂 You can find them FREE at Education.com
You can find some good YouTube videos online featuring some of these amazing creatures.
Hope you enjoy this study as much as we did 🙂
Moving along through the book History of Insects we reached Ants this week which as you may know are fascinating creatures. Took three books out of the library but our favorite was BUGS! Ants by Kristin Petrie.
As I searched for worksheets on Ants up came Antonyms. What a great way to incorporate some extra learning 🙂 First I got the kids to shout out different opposites to words like Big, Tall, Long etc & then they worked on these great FREE worksheets (Antonyms #1-5) from Education.com. They are marked as Third Grade but with help younger children can do them PLUS I think they would be good “revision” for older kids too.
Colorful, educational & fun to do 🙂
Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning
P.S. Coming up next is a great Ant Craft.