Astronomy Lapbook

May 22, 2007 at 10:06 am (Uncategorized)

My 12 year old finished his Astronomy Lapbook yesterday.  This has been an ongoing project for quite some time now.  He started it in January right after we had gone to the Planetarium.  He would work on it for awhile and then we would get started on some other project and this would get put away. This was a free download I got from Knowledge Box Central. To be honest, my 12 year old does not really like to do pre-made lapbooks.  He’s an outside the box kind of kid and he would much rather think up what to do on his own. He didn’t mind this one though since it was basically just questions on the outside of the booklets and he could decide what to put inside.  (My 6 year old on the other hand is all about cutting and pasting, so she LOVES the pre-made lapbooks!)

Here is his finished project:


Folder #1
This folder has a word search plus 7 booklets. 

The booklet titles are:

What is a Light Year?
What are Sun Spots?
What is a Star?
What is an Eclipse?
What are Solar Flares?
Who was Copernicus?
Who was Galileo?

Folder #2
This folder has a large section in the middle with a place to write about each of the planets in our Solar System. 

The booklets are:

What is the Kuiper Belt?
What is Astronomy?
Explain the difference between "revolve" and "rotate".

There is also a Astronomy Vocabulary List including:

Folder #3
The 3rd folder includes 8 Booklets. 

They are:

Who is Neil Armstrong?
What is the only place in the solar system that man  has visited (Besides Earth.) ?
What is Halley’s Comet?
What do you know about the Hubble Space Telescope?
What is a Black Hole?
What is the Milky Way?
If I was an astronaut…
Space Shuttle Disasters

There are a few of the booklets my son did not do.  So our lapbook might look a little sparse.  However, I think overall he really enjoyed it and I know he learned a lot! 

And all I had to do was print it!  Hooray for lapbooking!!!



  1. TeachingHisWays said,

    After one year of homeschooling I think I finally have grasped the idea of lapbooking and notebooking. I will definitely implement it next year. My son will enjoy doing this and so will my daughter. She loves doing "projects". Thank you for posting so many great ideas. Seeing your children's work really brings understanding to the different ideas.


  2. Diane said,

    Great job! Lots of work went into that, I can see.

    We also just finished a lapbook, pics are up on my blog. šŸ™‚

  3. msack said,

    How did you get the booklets to print in color. Each time I print a lapbook it's all in black and white.

  4. Nikki Smith said,

    Hi! I saw your lapbook online and was wondering if you still had a blank copy of the lapbook you used. I looked on the site you linked to and they are charging for it now. I would appreciate it:)

    Nikki Smith

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