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Engage students in STEM teaching and learning as they investigate the variables that cause leaves to change color with PLT’s Signs of Fall. Getting Started: The process that produces energy for a tree is called stumpmulching.barynthesis is made possible because of the presence of a green pigment called chlorophyll, which gives leaves their green stumpmulching.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.
Project Learning Tree and Project BudBurst have partnered to introduce students to citizen science as the observations and data needed for Project BudBurst are an easy addition to PLT’s GreenSchools School Site Investigation, as well as many other PLT PreK-8 activities, especially “Bursting Buds” “Looking At Leaves” and “Signs of Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
Signs of Fall In this activity, children look for signs of autumn. They observe the annual change of seasons, and investigate why leaves of deciduous trees change color in the fall. As autumn approaches, take children on a walk through a wooded area, schoolyard, local park, or neighborhood sidewalk to look for signs of fall. Students will look for signs of autumn and conduct an investigation to discover why the leaves of deciduous trees change color in the fall.
For the complete activity and more like this, purchase the Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide at stumpmulching.bar and/or attend a professional development training in your state.
Below are some supporting resources for this activity. Engage students in STEM teaching and learning as they investigate the variables that cause leaves to change color with PLT’s Activity Signs of Fall. Hi, Koo! Use this book with PreK-3 graders to explore the changing seasons, the alphabet, and the wonderful world of haikus. Other Signs of Tree Decomposition. Live trees can also rot from the inside out, making signs of decay trickier to spot.
When a tree is in a weakened state, soft wood can easily fall apart, and brittle bark or branches tend to crack or tear off easily. This activity has been adapted from Project Learning Tree’s Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins.
2 of 2 Collect four leaves that match the colors below: Then find a matching crayon for each color. Put the leaf under the paper and rub your crayon lightly over the top of the paper.