LEAF MARGIN NATURE JOURNAL

MATH
The repeating branching and extension of the higher order veins forms a sequential growth pattern. Identify the branching and networking of veins from different leaves and create a data chart to show the branching patterns by the numbers.

HISTORY
Study some famous artists throughout history whose art contained images of leaves. Contrast and compare the detail in the various art styles of leaves painted, drawn and photographed.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Using an image of a leaf on paper, try writing around the edge of the leaf, describing its shape, size and color. Try using colored pens or pencils and stylized lettering.

SCIENCE
Using the “Leaf Margin Nature Journal”, go outside and explore, discover and document different types of leaf margins. For printable pages and instructions go to:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Debra-Cline
Personalize the journal pages with original art and fun facts.

EXTENSION
Create artistic rubbings using leaves on card stock, and see who can identify the leaf. Cut and paste the leaf artwork into a collaborative collage and display on the school bulletin board.

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Leaf Margin Journal Project

Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans

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