Saturday, October 15, 2011

Leaf Dissection

This week we investigated leaves by collecting, matching and watching them fall from the trees as if it were raining leaves!  We also presented parts of a leaf cards to the children.  The "afternooners" or extended day children were able to complete a work which would further expand their knowledge of leaf parts.  This was a leaf dissection with leaves collected from the ground. 
After collecting, they cut out (dissected) the various parts of the leaf with scissors and placed them next to the cards. Parts of a leaf:  leaf, petiole, veins, apex, stipule, margin and blade.  After this the children were able to create their own parts of a leaf book.

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