The 24 solar terms have been used by the Chinese as guide for farming and everyday-life arrangements for thousands of years. It’s a system seeking to live in harmony with nature. It involves eating seasonal food, and arranging daily activities according to seasonal patterns.
Suggestions for Using the Nature Journal and lapbook:
1. The 24 Solar Terms Nature Journal is designed for nature observations centered around each solar term. Weather changes, plant and animal life patterns and changes, comparison with your local almanac etc. could all be interesting entries. The pages could be reused each year. The Calendar will be updated each year for convenient references.
2. The Journal could be the basis of more extensive astronomy study, nature study or science projects.
3. The journal pages could also be used as stationary for own use or as seasonal gifts.
4. The free lapbook could be used along with the journal or used separately for younger students.