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Haiku Leaves

The students use prior knowledge and first-hand observations of the natural world around them to create their own Haiku poems. The final draft is put on handmade leaves (from construction paper) to create an autumn-theme classroom display.


Students will create a leaf scene using a variety of leaf patterns.

Autumn Leaves: Where does the color come from?

In Autumn most people enjoy colorful leaves, brought about by external stimuli. In this lesson students explore leaf pigmentation through chromatography.

Gilded Edges, Golden Leaves

Gild torn-paper edges and make golden leaf imprints on this decorative frame. Display original poetry, photos, or other reminders of nature’s beauty.

Trees in Art and Nature

Students will: discuss paintings by Vincent van Gogh, independently develop a classification method for trees, create leaf rubbings, and learn about the ways to calculate the age of a tree.