This botany lesson demonstrates the basic structure of a leaf, its parts, and functions. It provides a practical life experience by inviting the child for a nature walk and introducing them to the different shapes and colors of leaves.

The video lesson helps the child learn about a leaf’s general structure and the process of photosynthesis.

What is Photosynthesis?
With the leaves’ help, plants combine sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to make glucose and oxygen. The leaves then use a chemical called chlorophyll to trap energy from the sun and make food for the plant.

Invite the child for a walk in your garden and ask them to pick a leaf and name the different parts. Encourage them to connect with nature as they explore their surroundings.

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Video Created by: Justine McNeilly


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