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Students participate in a guided walk through the schoolyard, their neighbourhood or any area where there are trees and signs of fall are evident. Prior to the outing, students learn about some of the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees. During the walk they are asked to:
Upon returning to the classroom, students create leaf rubbings with the specimens collected and learn why leaves change colour in the fall.
The activity is easy to implement and provides an enjoyable and meaningful opportunity to take students outdoors.
The resource will be of interest to primary teachers. It is a good fit for the 'daily and seasonal changes' unit in Grade 1 Science.
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