• August 4, 2012

The Big Drop!

Soon, the leaves will be falling right off the trees in your backyard. Learn how those tree leaves and branches can show you wind speed.

The North Carolina Zoo

Do you like to jump in piles of leaves in the fall?

As it gets cooler each year, many trees shed their leaves. Learn more about why and experiment with a scale that can help you estimate just how hard the wind is blowing in your back yard.

Click to print the full activity sheet.

Kids Week is presented by The North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo invites you to an adventure as big as all outdoors!

Visit the North Carolina Zoo and connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s Arctic coast and learn how the Zoo works to conserve and protect wild things and wild places.

For tickets and additional information, visit

The North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, N.C. 27205
(800) 488-0444