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Monday, April 30, 2012
Investigating Autumn leaves
Jack's 37cm sycamore leaf
Today Jack brought a huge sycamore leaf to school. This made us wonder, was it unusually big? We decided to do some investigative work and find out. Firstly we looked in the Guiness Book of Records, but couldn't find any information on 'large sycamore leaves'. We then used 'Google' to see if we could find any more information. The only information we could find was on a sycamore leaf in America that was 14.6 inches. When we converted this we found it was 44.5cm. Then we measured Jack's leaf which was 37cm. The difference between this leaf and Jack's was only 7.5 cm!
Jack's sycamore leaf compared to the USA leaf
We were very surprised to see how unusually big Jack's leaf was!