Life Tree Learning Systems is about creating cultural curriculums that strive to strike the student’s imagination by using hands-on, experiential and scientifically based learning activities. Yes, this means that we want the students to be so excited and engaged in their learning that this passion for learning becomes a lifelong habit; where students learn not just to earn some extrinsic reward, but because the learning is inherently rewarding and enjoyable. Towards that end, LTLS has created physical, biological and social science curriculums.
This particular curriculum is on Astronomy, focusing on both near space that surrounds our home planet and deep space that includes the rest of the cosmos. It includes 36 Activity Cards and 26 pages of support materials that include: 1 colored checklist, 2 blackline masters, 3 sets of colored 3 part cards, 2 sets of matching cards, 4 colored posters and a going out permission form. At $20, this curriculum roughly breaks down to $.50 per activity and this doesn't even include the support the materials! Often one set of 3 part cards can cost $20!.