I have seen many interesting things done with leaves. Some people have managed to create collages from them. While others have included them in world-famous fashion designs. We can create different things with leaves or we can use them to improve our health. The great thing about going through these leaf coloring pages is that we should learn a thing or two about leaves that we didn’t. The next time that our kids ask us for a hand in a crafty school project, it should be easier. But, we still need to make learning about leaves more fun for our kids, and us. These interesting facts about leaves and how we can use them should help us to achieve our goal.
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Interesting Facts about Leaves
1. If we want to observe photosynthesis in any plant, we should look at the color of our leaves. The greener the leaf, the more chlorophyll it has. This is a good sign that our leaves are in good health. When we’re coloring our leaf pages, we should use different shades of green to show how our leaves can change color according to what’s taking place inside them.
2. Leaves are also categorized according to species. People who study plants, known as Botanists, know how to identify our leaves and group them accordingly. This can be according to shape, size, and other characteristics. We can see this in our various leaves that we find in our coloring pages. In fact, in the plant kingdom, we can find the smallest leaves that are on average 0.4 inches short. On the other hand, we can find really tall leaves that can reach up to 82 inches in length. The fact is that leaves come in different sizes. It’s important for us to show their differences in our coloring pages.
3. Some plants don’t have green leaves. While it’s common for leaves to contain chlorophyll which makes them green, others have other types of pigmentation that are highly concentrated. But, this doesn’t mean that they don’t have chlorophyll. Another reason that can affect the color of our leaves is the change in seasons. Every end of a season, plants bud and grow to prepare for the upcoming one. Let’s take for instance the winter months. Most plants hardly ever have any leaves. Unless, if we have evergreens, these are plants that will have leaves all year round. So, when we’re using colors in our pages, we shouldn’t forget this important detail. It’s essential for us to show that leaves are always going through changes.
4. Some plants have different types of leaves. Others can only have one type of leaf. The most common types of leaves that we can find are the following.
- Stipules. These grow from our everyday flowering plants.
- Conifers. These are leaves that grow from coniferous trees such as mountain pines.
- Sheaths. These commonly grow from grass plants.
- Fronds. These leaves grow from ferns.
The Uses of Leaves in our Lives
1. They’re needed for the production of oxygen.
2. They reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air.
3. Our plants reduce greenhouse effects. This means that they help to lower overall temperatures.
4. They play a vital role in food production for animals and people.
5. Most leaves have medicinal properties. In fact, pharmaceutical companies rely on plants to create medications.
6. They produce quality fiber that’s needed to produce threads and ropes.
7. We use them in the textile industry to make dyes and colors.
8. We can use them to make smaller utensils. These are eco-friendly alternatives.