Fun Fall Trivia

By: HomeFirst Certified
September 17, 2012

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The first day of fall is next weekend even though it doesn’t feel like it. And what better way to bring in the new season with your kids than fun fall facts and fall trivia. As the weather cools and the leaves begin to turn into a colorful palette, you really don’t think about all the interesting scientific facts behind why and how nature does what it does once autumn hits.

So turn learning fall facts into a fun game of fall trivia. And maybe after reading these facts you’ll have more respect and love for the season besides just the pretty colors!

 

  • Leaves of some trees such as birches, tulip poplars, redbud and hickory, are always yellow in the fall, never red
  • Evergreen trees may shed their older leaves, which often turn bright yellow, in spring rather than fall, but they never drop all their leaves at one time, thus staying green all year
  • The most varied fall color, as well as the longest lasting, occurs in areas such as the southern Appalachians, where a dozen or more kinds of trees may change color at slightly different times over the longer fall season
  • Leaves require sunlight, water, chlorophyll and carbon dioxide to make food for themselves
  • When the leaves turn colors in the fall, they actually are returning to their normal colors. During the summer months, the chlorophyll present in the leaves causes the leaves to turn green, blocking the leaves’ actual colors
  • Once the leaves have turned brown, they are dead and no longer receive any nutrients

 

Now take these fun fall facts and turn them into a quick and easy fall trivia game for children and adults alike!

 

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