Students begin lesson my watching a video on why leaves change color in the fall. They then read an article on how climate change could affect when trees change their leaves. Finally, they do a leaf chromatography to seperate the pigments of leaves of different colors.
Subject Science — Earth and Space Science, Life Science
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Next Generation Science Standards
Why Leaves Change in the Fall
Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.