It’s the perfect time for a leaf collection! These are detailed directions that you can give your students to complete a leaf collection paper bag book. Students simply fold 4 lunch-sized paper bags into a book, include their leaves (either mount, draw, or use leaf rubbings) and leaf information, as well as research about 2 different kinds of local trees and a class poem. This will give you a nice assessment of their understanding of leaf classification, and will give the students a great “keep sake” of science.
Students will need to collect leaves from deciduous trees and identify the type of tree as well as the kind of leaf (smooth edges, toothed edges or lobed edges). The writing component of this project includes 2 research paragraphs about 2 different kinds of trees, a science explanation of why leaves change colors in the fall, and a fall poem (directions included).
4 sets of directions are included in this project. Choose the set that works best for you…
1. General set of directions that will work for any location
2. Directions with links to trees common in northeastern US
3. General set of directions for Christian schools for any location (students include scripture in their projects)
4. Directions with northeastern US links for Christian schools (students include scripture in their projects)
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Happy Teaching! Martha from “The Owl Spot”