We started this lapbook with the intention that it would just be Samira’s project as part of our Space unit study. Yusef had already made a mini Solar System Flapbook a few years ago. But when I saw the huge number of templates for this lapbook I knew it would be better if both kids worked on it together.
My younger two girls, Amina and Basma also got involved in this unit study, working on their own Solar System Totbook.
I found the templates for this lapbook over on the HomeSchool Share Website, a very useful website for all you lapbooking fans!
So, as you can tell by the title of this post, this lapbook is huge. Here is how it looks as the pages unfold … and unfold again!
Here are some matchbook folds, one for each of the planets. Inside Samira wrote up some little facts about each.
This is a mini pocket with planet cards and on the back of each card Samira wrote whether the planet was solid rock or gaseous.
This is a little flapbook that helps recall the planet sequence. Inside Samira wrote a few more planet facts.
This clever little maths accordion book was put together by Yusef, who calculated how old he would be if he was living on each of the planets.
This is a tab book of dictionary terms we came across during our studies.
Yusef completed this tab book all about how the planets are named after Ancient Roman gods.
Samira completed this pinwheel calculating each planet’s rotation period.
Samira wrote about how Allah has set up the balance in the universe so that the planets orbit without colliding.
In this flapbook, Samira wrote about the temperature of each planet.
Yusef completed this accordion book showing each planet’s distance in miles from the sun.
In this layered book Yusef researched and wrote up lots of fascinating facts about the planets.
And in this circle book he wrote up the names for the layers of the sun.
In this petal book Samira wrote up some interesting facts about the sun.
And she also made this fantastic minibook about how a rocket launches.
Samira wrote up this tab book all about the significance of the sun.
Yusef completed this folding book full of matchbooks that explain what each planet’s atmosphere is made up of.
In this flap Yusef wrote about satellites.
Samira completed this layered book all about how astronauts live in space.
In this flap book Yusef wrote about the surfaces of the moon.
On these star shaped cards, Yusef and Samira wrote the names of well known stars and some facts about each.
In this layered book Yusef wrote all about the different types of stars.
And in this accordion book he wrote step by step how stars are formed.
On these cards Samira wrote some facts about stars.
In this accordion book Yusef used glitter to make representations of the different types of galaxies in the universe.
And in this folding flapbook he drew the different moon phases.
In this flap book Samira wrote about the size of the moon.
And she drew the different moon phases too.
In this fold down flap Yusef wrote all about the ‘dark side’ of the moon.
In this folding book are mini matchbooks, one for each planet and inside Samira wrote how many moons each planet has.
Yusef completed this flap, writing all about Black Holes.
In this double flap book, Samira wrote about the differences between comets and meteors.
On the back of the lapbook are some triangular question flaps about the moon with the answers written inside by Yusef.
There is also a pocket containing various notes on how the science of the planets has been explained in the Qur’an over 1400 years ago.
Yusef wrote about how the planets orbit the sun and how day and night occurs, and he also wrote about how galaxies and stars are formed using evidences from the Quran backed up with scientific evidence, masha’Allah.