Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 11

Main topics: Seeds


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Botany for Dummies

p. 83-86
Seed structure





Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

p. 28
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Essential Atlas of Botany

Essential Atlas of Botany


p. 34-35




The Botany Coloring Book
The Botany Coloring Book



Section 98 Seeds and seed germination



Choose a book or books

The Biography of Vanilla

The Biography of Vanilla

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 70 Botanical Crime Families

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 75 Khat

The Biography of Coffee

The Biography of Coffee


100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 51-52 Read about the Cyclamen


p. 53-55 Read about the Daffodil


p. 56-57 Read about the Daisy

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History




p. 200 Vanilla


p. 54 coffee


Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits


Eat vanilla bean ice cream (the kind with the black flecks from the seeds)
Pastry Cream


How different types of water affect germination
Three small, plastic pots.
One small bag of potting soil.
One packet common seeds (ex. radish, tomato, poppy, etc.)
One bottle distilled water.
One bottle seltzer water.
Measuring cup.

Sprouting an avocado tree
avocado seed

Germination Stencil Activity

Bean seed dissection

How light affects seedlings experiment

Sunny window sill, 10 bean seeds, 10 small containers to grow them in (you can use egg carton), water, soil, ruler, pencil




Parts of a seed

Mini Book on seed germination from Ellen McHenry












Seed plants          





Nature, Journaling and Art









Guesthollow store


Link to Guest Hollow



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