Students should check their own and others' work for accuracy of terminology and for completeness. A
complete herbarium sheet should have name of leaf, name of person who collected it, location of collec-
tion, date of collection, description of leaf and/or plant.
Illinois Goals and Standards addressed:
Understand the fundamental concepts, principles, and interconnections of the life,
physical, and earth/space sciences.
Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and
Early Elementary: 12.A.1b:
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Middle/Junior High: 12.A.3c:
Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect
Name of Tree; Sweet Gum
Name of Collector: Amy Smith
Location collected: 301. S. Main St., Alton,
Date: Sept. 30, 2000
Characteristics of leaf: alternate, simple, star-
shaped, toothed (serrate)