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Holly Leaves - Themes and Variations

This resource, aimed at primary level and linked to the curriculum area of plants, investigates holly leaves. Designed to be used in an outdoor area where holly plants grow, it provides questions about holly leaves which children may investigate, for example, how many prickles on a holly leaf? Children collect the leaves and create a chart to group leaves with the same number of prickles together, enabling them to look at the variation of holly leaves. Other opportunities for working scientifically to answer questions include: Do only female holly trees have berries? and Are leaves left and right handed?

Produced by Science and Plants for schools (SAPS) it is one of a series of resources written to support plant science in the Primary Curriculum.

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