It’s officially fall and boy I can feel it all within my bones. The cool temperature these last few days have awakened us all. Time for Fall sweaters, turtle necks and long pants. The beauty behind fall is way more than clothing.
I love seeing the tree leaves changing to that pretty orange and brown colors. The sun will come out less and it’s much cooler. Occasional rain occurs and the birds will be leaving, trying to find a warmer climate. Do you know during this time of year, Fall is also called Autumn and the Indians call it Indian Summer?
During this time of year, the kids and I take advantage of Fall by creating projects with all the beautiful colored leaves. Since the weather becomes a little cooler, we seek to stay in and find a good movie to share as a family or better yet work on a good Fall project.
You or the kids may be wondering: WHY DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOR IN THE FALL?
Plants make their own food. They take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. They turn water and carbon dioxide into food and oxygen. Oxygen is a gas in the air that we need to breathe.
Plants make their food using sunlight and something called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll gives leaves their green color.
Winter days are short and dry. Many plants stop making food in the fall. The chlorophyll goes away. Then we can see orange and yellow colors. These colors were in the leaves all summer, but the green covered them up some leaves turn red. This color is made in the fall, from food trapped in the leaves. Brown colors are also made in the fall. They come from wastes left in the leaves.
So if your kids every ask Mommy why do the leaves change colors in the Fall? There’s your answer above, courtesy of Science Made Simple.
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