Saturday, August 27, 2022

Free Science Journal: Sun, Earth and Moon

 Free Science Journal #10

System of the Earth, Sun and Moon

Welcome to another fun-filled freebie science journal!
This one is all about the system involving the sun, the Earth and the moon and is made especially to cover the progression of learning "Associates the sun with the idea of a star, the Earth with the idea of a planet, and the moon with the idea of a natural satellite"

It is made especially for K-2 but can be used for any age or grade level that you see fit!
Have you seen out other science journals? Check them out HERE

This science journal gives simple information showing students how the sun, Earth and moon all relate to each other. It explains that the sun is a star, and the Earth exists in a  solar system and revolves around the sun. and the moon is a natural satellite that revolves around Earth and is lit by reflecting the sun's light.

It includes some fun activities!
I have included a basic worksheet in this journal along with pages to colour in and label. It also includes a fun moon journal that kids can keep for a week to see how the suns light changes position on the moon. It is a very simple explanation for this age group, and doesn't contain specific moon phases - that will be covered in an upcoming journal for older grades.

You could, of course, add in a book if this is something your child is very interested in and learn all about the moon phases together. That is my hope with these easy-to-use journals is that they inspire some further learning!

You can download this freebie below!
Also, if you are a Quebec homeschooler, be sure to check out my QC-aligned Science page here!

Free Science Journal: Shadows

I don't think there is one kid who hasn't stopped to play with their shadow at some point in the day. Whether they have been making shadow puppets with their hands or trying to escape their shadow like Peter Pan, kids naturally love to experiment with light and shadow.

This science journal is one great way to show that learning in either a homeschool setting or classroom/co-op. It explains light sources and how shadows are made in simple terms for grades k-2. It also covers the progression of learning (in Quebec) for Earth and Space, Systems and Interactions, "Describes the apparent position of the sun on the length of shadows"

But whether or not you're teaching these specific progressions, most curriculum and guidelines do include children learning about the simple concepts behind light and shadows in grades k-2. Of course, you could also use this unit with older children who have never studied this concept before, or with mixed ages.

This journal also includes some great worksheets and experiments to show your kids learning for portfolios or reporting, or just for fun memories!

I hope that you and your learners enjoy this journal - have you seen the rest of the collection HERE? We have so many now and more on the way! Download this one below...