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Are All Leaves the Same?


Look for leaves on the way home. Notice, where they are – on a tree, a bush, a plant or maybe they are on the ground? Ask a parent if you can collect some, or take a picture on their phone. See how many different kinds of leaves you can find.

Questions to ask:

  • What shape is the leaf? (Heart, oval, triangle or square.)
  • What is the edge of the leaf like? (Straight, pointy, ragged.)
  • Is the leaf bigger than your hand?
  • If there are any holes in the leaf, what might have been the cause? (Insects, worms.)

Safety Tip: Ask an adult before picking up a leaf. It could be poison ivy!