Leaf Collection Project

by Liz LaRosa

www.middleschoolscience.com

 

 

Tree List: Use this list to help you get started: 
 

Elm

Hickory

Sweet Gum

Willow

Beech

Tulip Tree

Dogwood

Ginkgo

Maple

Oak

Sycamore

Etc……

 
 

Requirements:

        Cover Page : Title, Name, Date, Period 

        Collect leaves and place in a zip lock bag. Rub or scan as soon as possible to avoid drying out. 

        1 leaf centered per page: 

        Mandatory Leaf Information: 

1.   Common Name of Leaf 

2.   Where & When you found it. Town, State, Date 

3.   Simple or Compound Leaf : Label the Blade, Leaflet, Veins, Petiole

4.   Venation Pattern: Parallel, Palmate, or Pinnate

5.   Margin Type: Smooth, Serrated, Lobed


 

Rubbing: Place leaf under white computer paper and rub entire leaf with a pencil, colored pencil or crayon.  Be sure to include all edges. 

OR: 

Scanning: Place leaf under scanner, "top" side on glass. You must copy-right your scan, place an index card with your name and date on it and scan it as you scan the leaf. No exceptions. Print out picture. 

 

Grading Scale
 

5 Leaves = C

6 Leaves = B-

7 Leaves = B

8 Leaves = B+

9 Leaves = A-

10 Leaves = A

 

If any requirements are missing, points will be deducted from your initial grade. 

 

 

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