Thursday, April 4, 2013

Study Star- Revision Idea

 This is a 'study star' I made to help my daughter revise her work for an upcoming science exam. (I made it as she has a physical disability making writing laborious and also resulting in individual notes flying everywhere!) I'm sharing in case there are others, like me who have had trouble finding interesting and useful ways of revising a lot of written information!

 She's studying the human digestive system so I started with the mouth, teeth and tongue and saliva. I listed all the enzymes and other key things involved in each stage then moved on to moving food. This covered the oesophagus (esophagus in American spelling I believe...) peristalsis and so on. 

 The 4 pointed star has 3 'pages' per point giving 12 spaces to order and organize all the facts she will need up to the small intestine.  It's easily transported too so she can do a quick cram on the way to the exam :)

To make your own study star simple cut 2 large squares the same size and one smaller (cut more squares for more pages/flaps.) Fold the corners of the square into the middle so the points touch. (See pic one) repeat with all the layers and glue JUST the back of each square (when unfolded it's easy to see the fold lines that make a square) onto the front of the square behind it...
Write the details and personalise it last, you will be surprised how much information these study stars will hold!

May your nest be blessed,


  1. This is such a cool idea ! Thank you !
    Eb x

  2. It may have taken me hours, but I managed to get a whole unit of a level politics onto one of these and I really like it. It fits in a small envelope and I can take it anywhere, and can also be really useful for testing memory on certain topic areas using look-cover-write-check methods.

    1. Im going to try it with biomass and the structure of the heart so hopefully it works my test is in two weeks and im super nervous.


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