Fall is far and away my favorite season! I cannot wait for the leaves to start turning different colors. So in my anticipation of that glorious event, I went on the hunt to learn the science behind leaves changing colors!
This site is easy to navigate, just scroll down to learn all about why and how leaves change color. First you’ll learn how they change color, and then you’ll learn what brings that change on. After that there is a fun word scramble.
Next comes the Learn More About: How Plants Prepare for the Winter – where you’ll find more information about that winter preparation and then get a fun fact!
Then you’re onto my favorite part: Autumn Leaves Science Projects. I would have gone gaga over this kind of thing as a kid. I can still remember making a leaf collection for one of my science classes when I was in middle school. It was so much fun!
There are three science projects. Two of them deal with separating colors in leaves, and the third one teaches you to observe how light changes color development. These would be awesome projects to do with your kids or grandkids.
And if leaves aren’t your thing, you can always check out the other science projects that they have on the site!