Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?<br />Created by: Jessie Kraai<br />
In the Spring and Summer days are long and nights are short therefore, there is more sun to help trees grow.<br />
In the Fall, the days become short and the nights become long.<br />
Chlorophyll is what makes leaves green. It helps the leaf use sunlight to feed itself.<br />
In the Spring and Summer, chlorophyll is always being made and broken down which keeps the leaf healthy and green.<br />
As the night becomes longer, chlorophyll is not able to process as quickly and is eventually destroyed.<br />
When the Chlorophyll is gone, the other parts of the leaf are able to come out and show their color.<br />
And…<br />
We get colorful leaves!<br />
What COLORSdo leaves change?<br />
Oak Trees turn red or brown.<br />Hickory Trees turn golden bronze.<br />Beech Trees turn light tan.<br />
Aspen Trees turn golden yellow.<br />Dogwood Trees turn purple/red.<br />Maples turn many different COLORS!<br />
Fallen leaves have many uses:<br />They break down and become soil with nutrients for forest grounds.<br />They absorb and...
There is to be no worrying about leaves falling off the trees, it is a natural way of life for trees!<br />
Work Cited<br />Pictures sites in order as seen, all others from clip art:<br />Living Food Junkie (2010, August 31). Retr...
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  1. 1. Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?<br />Created by: Jessie Kraai<br />
  2. 2. In the Spring and Summer days are long and nights are short therefore, there is more sun to help trees grow.<br />
  3. 3. In the Fall, the days become short and the nights become long.<br />
  4. 4. Chlorophyll is what makes leaves green. It helps the leaf use sunlight to feed itself.<br />
  5. 5. In the Spring and Summer, chlorophyll is always being made and broken down which keeps the leaf healthy and green.<br />
  6. 6. As the night becomes longer, chlorophyll is not able to process as quickly and is eventually destroyed.<br />
  7. 7. When the Chlorophyll is gone, the other parts of the leaf are able to come out and show their color.<br />
  8. 8. And…<br />
  9. 9. We get colorful leaves!<br />
  10. 10. What COLORSdo leaves change?<br />
  11. 11. Oak Trees turn red or brown.<br />Hickory Trees turn golden bronze.<br />Beech Trees turn light tan.<br />
  12. 12. Aspen Trees turn golden yellow.<br />Dogwood Trees turn purple/red.<br />Maples turn many different COLORS!<br />
  13. 13. Fallen leaves have many uses:<br />They break down and become soil with nutrients for forest grounds.<br />They absorb and hold rainfall.<br />Food for soil organisms<br />
  14. 14. There is to be no worrying about leaves falling off the trees, it is a natural way of life for trees!<br />
  15. 15. Work Cited<br />Pictures sites in order as seen, all others from clip art:<br />Living Food Junkie (2010, August 31). Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br /> http://livingfoodjunkie.blogspot.com/<br />Shutterstock Photos (n.d.). Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-7013311/stock-photo-beech-leaves-changing-color-in-the-autumn-sunshine.htm<br />National Geographic Society. (2010). National Geographic. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/camera-phone-photos/<br />Liquid Chlorophyll benefits the body in many ways (2007, January 8). Retrieved October 11, 2010, from <br /> http://www.thecambodiafund.org/accessory/hello-world<br />Boutin, C. (2009, April 23). Scientists Give a Hand(edness) to the Search for Alien Life. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2009_0421.htm<br />SJI International. (2008, July 28). Chlorophyll and Starch in Leaves. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://sjiiscience.blogspot.com/2008/07/chlorophyll-and-starch-in-leaves.html<br />Sheppard, R. (2010, September 10). Fall Colors. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.natureandphotography.com/<br />Blanket of Leaves (2008, October 14). Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.thirtysomethingblog.com/2008/10/<br />Ovata, C. (2010, October 11). Grow Native! Plant Detail. Retrieved October 11, 2010, fromhttp://www.grownative.org/plants/info.asp?id=202<br />Beech Tree Blog (2009, January 28). Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.lullymoreheritagepark.com/beechtreeblog.htm<br />Peoples Forest. (2010). The Peoples Forest. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.peoplesforest.co.uk/woodlands.html<br />CT River Coastal Conservation District. (n.d.). Shrubs, Flowers and Tree Seedlings!. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.conservect.org/ctrivercoastal/PlantSale/tabid/321/Default.aspx<br />The London Landscaping Co. (n.d.). Tree Surgeon Notting Hill W11. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.gardenernottinghill.co.uk/tree_surgeons_notting_hill_w11.html<br />Information site:<br />US Forest Service. (n.d.). Why Leaves Change Color. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from<br />http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/pubs/leaves/leaves.shtm<br />
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