Thursday, April 15, 2010

Types of Rock Lapbook

Two weeks ago princess and I made this simple lapbook to review the types of rock we had studied as part of our earth science unit. Here's a closer look at it...

We started by taping together two pieces of carstock (each was about the size of half a sheet of paper). Princess wrote on the front Types of Rock, but since it was red the picture didn't come out very well.

Then we began working on the inside of the book. First we cut out the poem we worked on memorizing during the rock unit and pasted in the center. Next we cut out 4 books, one for each type of rock we studied, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and rocks from space. Princess insisted that we include rocks from space :). We colored and glued on pictures for each type. (Both the pictures and the poem are part of Earth Science and Astronomy for the Grammar Stage) Here's what it looked like...
We then wrote on the inside of each book the different types of rock that fell into that type that we had studied. For instance on the inside of the igneous booklet we wrote granite, microgranite and basalt. Here's what that looked like...
Although this lapbook was very simple, it was an effective review of what we were learning. Princess had fun making this lapbook and has used it as a reference since the. I love when we can have fun and still learn! I hope that this post will give you an idea of how you can use lapbooks for review.

2 comments:

Ina's 5 and our Native Homeschool Blog said...

Princess should be very pleased, the lapbook is very nicely done. We are studying geology too. My kids wanted to start with fossils and then gems, I feel like we are going backwards :)

Jimmie said...

Fantastic lapbook! I love how flexible lapbooking is. Even when you can't find file folders (grin), you can still do it!