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Tree Mask

One to cut out and keep

Nutrient recycling

In the winter the apple tree branches are bare.The tree recycles its own leaves with the help of the decomposers. So that new leaves and fruit can develop.In the Autumn the apple tree drops its leaves.The leaves are pulled into the  soil by worms and other decomposers,  and then broken down.Once the decomposers have broken down ...

Pressing leaves and flowers

Materials:                                                        LeavesBlotting paperHeavy booksTweezersPlace  the leaf or flower between two sheets of blotting paper, making sure that specimen is flat. Place the blotting paper into a large, heavy ...

Scavenger Hunt

Why not play this game in the school grounds, your garden, or better still a woodland?Collect only the things that you can find on the ground, NEVER pick anything that is growing or alive. You don not have to destroy anything to complete your list: there are other ways to bring things back. You can ...


Find the names of 20 apples

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