Friday, September 24, 2010

Why do leaves change colors in the Fall?

We have entered Autumn / Fall.  We know that from the DIT (Daily Interesting Thing) of yesterday.

And this means days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and, best of all, leaves are beginning to change colors.

Well, if you live in places where there are deciduous trees, the leaves are changing colors.

Indeed, this is why many folks consider Autumn to be a favorite time of the year -- because of the beautiful fall colors displayed in the leaves.

But, what exactly is the ‘reason’ for these colors.

In other words, “Why do Leaves change color in the fall?”

Well, there is an interesting article on the internet which explains why and also has an experiment that you, or home-schoolers, or other students can do.  HERE’S THE LINK