Time Line Book
This is a fun
and easy project for creating a visual time line of Spring Leaf-out in an
accordian type book.When completed it can be opened like a book, or pulled
completely open to reveal the whole season's changes on one long strip!
Spring Leaf-out Book
Before you start you will need to have:
- a blank
accordian folded book for each person
- JN field
and Glueing in the Leaves
will need to collect leaves each day they observe their trees, and
press them to dry flat.
1. The leaves
should be collected from the plant press carefully so the collection dates
are kept with them.
the leaves into envelopes and dating the outside is one system that
2. In their
blank accordion books, help the students calculate how many pages (or
folds) they will need before gluing in the pressed leaves.
labeling the pages with pencil will help them plan
only a very small amount of glue on the backs of the leaves, arrange and
glue the leaves onto the pages.
are some ideas for your time-line pages:
Tender leaves exploding...
Two days later, inches larger..
May brings rain...
Gathered in the rain...
and science come together in creating beautiful and interesting
4. Now students
can embellish the pages to make their own fact-filled leaf time lines. Add
the information they wrote into their Journey North field guides:
and weather conditions
sensory observations and other phenology
interesting facts they can find in field guides