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Description:

Came from a tree in Knoxville Tennessee, about 15 feet tall.

Habitat:

Schoolyard

Notes:

I'm a teacher who is seeing how this function might work as a classroom tool

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6 Comments

jhorto22
jhorto22 8 years ago

Thank you, thank you. I'm actually a teacher educator who thought this might be wonderful to share with elementary classroom teachers who might be intimidated by identifying species during outdoor nature observations. I love that you guys help them - help themselves! I love this app already!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Here is a link to my mission on Leaves which you might find useful in helping you identify your leaf.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1008...

seahalcyon
seahalcyon 8 years ago

I love the shadow showing the pattern of the leaf margin.

smcrenshaw
smcrenshaw 8 years ago

On a simpler note, I would suspect this might be Beech.

smcrenshaw
smcrenshaw 8 years ago

Wonderful to see you trying out a new way to teach. Isn't it awesome your students can do some meaningful work here as citizen scientists?
Keys for quick and easy effective submissions for you and your students: take a close up of a key part (you did that here), take a picture of the whole in its environment, and include estimated sizes in the description. The more you/they describe, the better. A little time on here and you'll have those kids really learning to think and observe like scientists. Kudos to you!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Minimal facts for me to help you ID a leaf is to include a size of the leaf, an image of both sides, a description of the feel (smooth, fuzzy, rough), the arrangement on the tree (alternate or opposite). Here is a publication that your state uses for Tree ID and it includes a leaf key. this will give you a better idea of the facts you need to include. http://www.tn.gov/twra/pdfs/treeidguide....

jhorto22
Spotted by
jhorto22

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Oct 17, 2012
Submitted on Oct 17, 2012

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