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This illustrated guide is designed to help students recognize and learn the different types of leaf shapes. The single Web page, which can be easily printed for use at field sites, shows:
- narrow leaf shapes
Less than 1 period
Supplement a study of biodiversity with an activity drawn from this guide to leaf shapes.
- Ask students if they can name the five different types of leaf shapes.
- Send students to this online guide, or print copies of it for them to read.
- Have the groups use field guides, the Web, or other classroom resources to identify three examples each of plants with the five different leaf shapes.