Why Do Leaves Change Colors? A Science Experiment with Kids

why do leaves change colors - science experiment for kids


“Why do leaves change colors?”  Have your kids ever asked you this question?  I’ll admit, I had forgotten the scientific reason and copped out to the simple explanation of the change in seasons.  I might have also used my awesome go-to answer, “Because God made it that way.”  

And while completely true, it may be interesting to discover more deeply how He set up the leaves to change colors every Fall.  So let’s put our proverbial science goggles on and learn why we see the lovely orange, yellow and red leaves of Autumn.

What You’ll Need:

  • Spinach
  • Plastic Punch Cup
  • Spoon
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • One Coffee Filter
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil

To see the Experiment, join me over at Motherhood On A Dime where I am writing today.