Fall Colors
Check It Out

Tagging A Leaf
Ready To Print

Tulip Tree
Related Resources

Leaf Observation
View Feedback

Science for Ohio Home

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
...to view and print images in this site.

Fall Slumbers

Includes special instructions/modifications for primary classrooms.

Students observe changes in a selected tree leaf near their homes during the fall. Twice each week students record changes in the leaf using words, pictures, and numbers. Observations continue for a period of three or more weeks. Activities in the classroom will emphasize tree adaptation for winter survival. The Family Page extends this learning to the community by inviting parents to facilitate home observations and discussion related to seasonal plant adaptations.

Note: This inquiry will require a minimal classroom time commitment and will therefore be implemented in the midst of other classroom science activities.