4 Leaf Investigation Leaves are a very important part of the tree, as they collect energy of the sun’s rays and turn it into food for the tree. Examine leaves from at least 4 different kinds of trees. Have an adult help
you identify what type of trees the leaves come from. Look at how the colors and shapes of the leaves are different. Discuss the meanings of the terms, broad leaved, needle-leaved, deciduous,
and evergreen. Once you are finished investigating, you might want to make a collage of your leaves in the following way:
a) Arrange the leaves on a sheet of wax paper.
b) Add crayon shavings or glitter to the arrangement.
c) Place a second sheet of wax paper on the top of the collage, and then have an adult cover the collage with a sheet of newspaper and use a hot iron to melt the two sheets of wax paper together (note: you must leave clear space along the edges of the wax paper and between the
leaves in order for the pieces of wax paper to melt together).