Color is in the air

November 22, 2019

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Ivan Jacob

Thsi colorful scene is from atop a ski lift in Vermont. Leaves change color sooner in northern states due to changes in light and termperature.

Many students at Patrick M. Villano School agree that fall is a favorite time of the year. In New Jersey, colors change in mid-October.

 “I love that whenever there’s a new season we get new weather so that we can do can do different fun things,” said fifth-grade student Joanne Jacob. “My favorite fall activity is playing outside and enjoying the cool weather while jumping into big piles of leaves.”

Sixth-grade Science teacher, Elizabeth McClafferty explained that leaves changing colors has to do with chlorophyll. With changes in daylight and temperature, leaves stop making food. a substance called chlorophyll causes the green color of leaves to disappear, she said.

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