1. Students will be able to identify the common trees in their school yard by examining their leaves.
1. Students will learn that leaves have a variety of special features.
2. Students will make a collection of the common leaves in the school yard for comparison with leaves in the spring.
In this Teaching Model I provide some background information for you, the teacher. Also three student worsheets for students to use in the field or in the classroom as part of their leaf investigation. A Research paper explaning "Why leaves change their color". Finally there is a Student Activity sheet that suggests a way to make a perminant leaf collection.
This activity falls under the
science Framework in NGSS.
S-1 S-3 and S-4
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