Why do leaves change colour?

Age 6+

Activity Type

factsheets

Activity Season

autumn

Activity Key Stage

Key Stage 2

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Why do leaves change colour?

Find out why leaves turn red and gold in autumn.

Nature really puts on a show during autumn. And brightly coloured leaves are its crowning glory.

  • Find out why and how leaves change from green to gold
  • Learn the names of the other coloured leaf pigments
  • Discover how the weather affects leaf colour
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