Mammal Studies: Elephant Lapbook

IMAG3096 A few months back, I discovered lapbooks and notebooking. I thought it is a great teaching tool. Lapbooking helps to break down information and make a particular subject/topic more concise and easy to understand. So the first one that MilkyBar and I made was on Elephants as part of our Mammal (Animal) studies. I had already done worksheets and activities so I decided to compile them and add them into the lapbook to complete it. MilkyBar had lots of fun researching the answers to fill in the pages and it also helped him with recalling the information that he had learnt.

The reference books we used were:

  • Elephants: Life in the Wild (Monica Kulling)
  • Why do Elephants trumpet? (Miles Kelly)
  • 100 Facts: Animal Life (Miles Kelly)

The topics we covered:

  • Origins of the elephant
  • Elephant habitats
  • Physical aspects of an elephant
  • Diet
  • Family and their young
  • Communication
  • Elephant and Human interaction – occupations, relationships, conservation efforts
  • Comparison between African and Asian elephants
  • Related vocabulary and crafts

The resources were from the Internet in particular from Homeschoolshare.com and About.com

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Inside front cover: Elephant facts

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Inside back cover: Elephant words

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Habitats and where Elephants live

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Physical parts of an Elephant

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Physical parts of an Elephant

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Diet

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Elephant Families and their young

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Communication

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Occupation

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African vs Asian Elephants

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African vs Asian Elephants

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Crafts

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Back cover: Colouring of a decorated Asian elephant

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