Green leaves

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Endorsed by


  • Intellectual - Predicting, observing, experimenting and comparing
  • Emotional - Appreciation
  • Social - Responsibility towards nature - plants

Cover four leaves of a healthy plant with aluminium foil, black paper, plastic sheet and cardboard. Place the plant in a sunlight. After 4 days remove the covers.
Skill Level
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
< 15 mins

What You Will Need

  • Plant
  • A piece of aluminium foil
  • Black paper
  • Plastic sheet
  • Cardboard
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors

Step 1


Gather the materials

Step 2


Cut the different materials into strips of the same size.

Step 3


Pick a plant in your garden Cover each leave with different materials.

Step 4


Secure the strips thoroughly with clear tape. Place the plant in an area with sufficient sunlight.

Step 5


Atfer 4 days, remove the covering and observe the changes. Hint: You may cover the leaves longer for more prominent results.

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Ask the Kids

What happens to the colour of the leaves?


Why are some leaves red, yellow and white?

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