Fall Foliage (2004)

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Overview and ideas for teaching

 

Rich Overview Site with lessons, resources, photos and MORE!

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/fallcolor/index.htm

 

Lesson plans and ideas from Education World

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson024.shtml

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson280.shtml

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson138.shtml

 

Introductory video – from Maine

http://www.state.me.us/doc/foliage/kids/movie.html

 

Introductory video – from BrainPop ( a subscription - fee-based site )

http://www.brainpop.com/science/ecology/autumnleaves/

 

Photographic Examples

 

Whole Trees

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/fallcolor/trees.html

 

Photos of leaves  - actual size

http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/temp/leaves/index.htm

 

Web Cams – Live pictures of Fall Color

http://www.weathermatrix.net/wxcam/fall/

 

More Scenic Web cams

http://www.jimdoty.com/Links/Web_Cams/web_cams.html

 

Science of Fall Foliage

 

Science behind leaves changing color - simple

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html

 

Science behind leaves changing color – more advanced

http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/fallcolr/fallcolr.html

 

Why Leaves Change Color – with Native Myth

http://www.stormfax.com/leaves.htm

 

Photosynthesis

http://www.tpt.org/newtons/9/phytosy.html

 

Science behind the seasons –

http://faldo.atmos.uiuc.edu/w_unit/LESSONS/seasons.html

 

Microscopic Leaf Cross-section

http://www.mdc.mo.gov/nathis/seasons/fall/lefstruc/

 

Art Projects

 

Colorful “leaf prints” using Styrofoam food trays

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elem44.html

 

Make a fall-colored tree from paper and tracing student arm/hand (some popups)

http://www.kinderart.com/across/fallcolor.shtml

 

Reflecting fall colors – painting project

http://www.kinderart.com/printmaking/reflections.shtml

 

Other projects

 

A Project to Join:

http://www.mrsmcgowan.com/fall2004/index.html

Very simple number book with leaves (1-10)

http://www.cstone.net/%7Ebry-back/actpag106.html

 

Estimate the numbers of leaves on a tree

http://bellnetweb.brc.tamus.edu/res_grid/elementry/Howmanyleaves.htm

 

Scarecrow Theme Unit

http://abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/month_to_month/j_october/scarecrow_theme_unit/

Fall Leaves Craft Ideas

http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/leafcrafts/l/blleaftrt.htm

 

Early Learning Fall Theme - Lots of Ideas Here

http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschool-fall.htm

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Folk Sayings Related to Fall

http://ncnatural.com/wildflwr/fall/folklore.html

 

Fall Facts

http://ncnatural.com/wildflwr/fall/fallfact.html

 

Online Puzzles and games

Spot the differences between two scarecrows, catch leaves, etc…. mostly just fun - a few popups

http://www.kidsdomain.com/games/fall.html

 Fall Leaves to Color or Paint or Print

http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/coloringpages/l/blfallcoloring.htm

 

Free Fall Clipart

http://school.discovery.com/clipart/category/seas0.html

http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/fall/clip.html

http://www.barrysclipart.com/barrysclipart.com/index.php

http://portlandme.about.com/library/blmleaves.htm (actual photographic images of fall leaves)

 

Free Fall Fonts

http://www.jinga65.homestead.com/Dingfonts.html (more than just Fall - also check this site for dingbats for Fall)

http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/dos/1232/fontindex.html (many pop ups but MANY fonts too)

 

 

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