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

Read

Botany for Dummies

p. 83-86
Seed structure
Dicot
Monocot

 

 

 

 

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

p. 28
p. 29

p. 30
p. 31

p. 32
p. 33

p. 34
p. 35

p. 36
p. 37

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)
or
Recipe:
Pastry Cream

 

How different types of water affect germination
EXPERIMENT
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.
Ruler.

Sprouting an avocado tree
avocado seed
toothpicks
jar

Germination Stencil Activity

Bean seed dissection

How light affects seedlings experiment
Supplies:

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

Printables

 

 

Parts of a seed

Mini Book on seed germination from Ellen McHenry

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

BrainPOP
Seed plants          

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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