Why Do the Leaves Change Color?

Questions are opportunities to offer praise and worship to God. Anytime a "why" question is asked we know that God has something to do with the answer. This means that you will have many opportunities to tell your children about the wonders of God as they grow up in your family. For example, your child asks, "Why do leaves change color in the fall?"

Even giving a technical answer can lead to good things. You can explain as the green chlorophyll is reduced in the leaves by the coming of cooler weather, the underlying color of the leaves is then on display. In other cases the brown leaves may simply be waste that is left as the leaves get ready to fall.

Then this answer can lead to other questions, such as why does it get cooler in the fall. You can answer that the seasons happen because the earth is tilted 23.5 degrees on its axis. This tilt, relative to the earth's orbit around the sun, is at the perfect angle to cause for four seasons each year.

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