First Quarter Science Lapbook:
Lapbooks are all the rage these days. I see them all the time on Pinterest as a fun, hands-on way for children to learn a subject. This quarter we will build a lapbook about animals to go along with our science curriculum! A lapbook is simply a file folder that has been opened and then the sides folded in towards the middle. Information is presented inside in fun flipbooks or pockets. It is a much more interactive way to learn than plain worksheets. Each week check back for more printables to go in your CSH Animals lapbook.
Review the memory work for science in week 1:
“A mammal is a warm-blooded vertebrate with hair.
It gives live birth and produces milk for the young that it bears.”
Listen to the song!
Week 1 Science Song
This week, discuss the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates. Try to brainstorm a few of each if you can! Print, cut out, and glue the Vertebrates and Invertebrates pictures into the middle inside of your lapbook.
Next Print the Mammals Flip Book (be sure to print two sided!). It works best on cardstock.
Cut out on the solid lines and fold on the dotted lines.
Once folded, nest each page inside each other; the sentence “Mammals are vertebrates with hair. It gives live birth and produce milk” will show.
Staple twice across all three sheets on the dotted line above ‘Mammals’.
Add “Fur” to the hair page. It doesn’t have to be real fur or hair- consider adding yarn, string, or even a black pipecleaner. Really anything that will be fun to touch and that will remind children of hair will work.
Glue into the upper left corner of the lapbook.
Now your students can have fun reading about the characteristics of Mammals in a fun flip book. Come back next week for more animal material to add to your CSH Animals Lapbook!