More Leaves!

Whales continued their study of leaves and trees this week. We sorted our collected leaves according to species, color, and size. We worked in groups and collectively decided how to complete our sorting task; then shared our findings with friends. We looked at leaves and mosses with our Proscope and could see the veins running through the leaves. We explored the concept of symmetry as we drew various leaf shapes. We went on a tree, leaf and seed scavenger hunt and found maple leaves, samaras, oak leaves, acorns, chestnut leaves, chestnut seeds, gingko leaves, poplar leaves, sweet gum leaves, sweet gum seeds, fir trees and their hard spiky cones. Whales are enjoying honing their skills in dendrology!