Seizing the moment or in this case the year, the leap year, we took a rabbit trail off our unit study to look up a few websites and read about the leap year. Today, in learn about leap year free notebooking page, I rounded up a few websites to learn about why a leap year was started.
Can you believe poof in 4 years how your homeschool and kids will change? Anyway, the subject this month is too cool to pass over, so we took a day today to dig in and learn about it.
Look at few facts to think about or research:
- February normally has 28 days.
- Every fourth year, February has 29 days.
- The fourth year is called a Leap Year.
- When did the practice of adding leap year begin?
- What is significant about 1582?
- How do you keep track of your birth day if you’re born on February 29?
- What are the differences between the Gregorian and Julian calendars and why it matters?
Look at these free downloads and background information:
- 4 page .pdf about the Leap Year from web archive.
- Great leap forward article.
- Comparing years 3 page .pdf equals some head scratching math.
- How many days are in a year? 3 page .pdf even complicated enough for your high school teen.
- 3 page .pdf to work with time zones and time lines.
- Tracking the sun activity.
- 7 page .pdf about the Gregorian calendar.
- The Roman Calendar – The Fabric of our Time lesson plan and 9 page .pdf super helpful.
- What day is it really? The Julian Gregorian Calendars.
- What year is it? 1 page .pdf.
- Leap year for kids.
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