Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 12

Main topics: Cones and flowers


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Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Botany for Dummies

p. 87-89
Cones (sporophylls)





Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

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Botany curriculum

p. 216 Lapbook: Fold-out of favorite flowers

p. 211 Lapbook: Diagram of the inside of a flower



p. 197 Lapbook - Design a flower stamp

Essential Atlas of Botany Essential Atlas of Botany


p. 30-31




The Botany Coloring Book
The Botany Coloring Book

Section 82 Basic flower structure

Section 83 Basic flower types

Section 84 Pistil, carpel and ovary (*high school)

Section 85 Ovule development (*high school)

Section 86-87 Flowering plant reproduction

Section 89 Floral specialization

Section 91 The flowering branch

Choose a book or books

One Hundred Flowers

One Hundred Flowers

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 79 Killer Algae

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 82 Stop and Smell the Ragweed

Growing Patterns

Growing Patterns


100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 60-61 Read about the Datura


p. 62-63 Read about the Daylilly


p. 220-222 Read about the Water Lilly

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History




p. 64 Foxglove


p. 94 Sunflower


Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits



Does sugar help preserve cut flowers? EXPERIMENT
Cut flowers
Distilled water
Note: No need to purchase tons of flowers for this. Just get something cheap or use what's in your own yard.


GORP with sunflower seeds








Parts of a flower labels and card set

Parts of a flower notebooking image












Exploratorium: Secret Life of Flowers interactive



Nature, Journaling and Art











Guesthollow store


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