Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 15

Main topics: Photosynthesis

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Read

Botany for Dummies

Chapter 6 - skip (unless upper high school)

Chapter 7: Photosynthesis
p. 109-112
Rethinking the role of soil
Van Helmont's experiment
Nutrients in the soil

 

p. 112-115
Photosynthesis fundamentals
Catching rays with pigments

 

 

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

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Botany curriculum

 

 

 

 

p. 204 Lapbook: Photosynthesis review leaf with pull-out tabs

Essential Atlas of Botany Essential Atlas of Botany

 

 

 

p. 18-21

 

The Botany Coloring BookThe Botany Coloring Book

Section 5: Capturing solar energy
(*high school)

 

Section 7: Energy transfer and utilization
(*high school)

Section 8: Modes of Plant Nutrition
(*high school)

 

 

Botany curriculum

Chapter 1
Plant cells and photosynthesis

Note: Your student will be REVIEWING cells in this chapter, as they were already covered in a previous week. Cells are so important though for biology, that I feel it's a good idea to cover this topic again.

p. 214 Lapbook: Draw a cell

Choose a book or books

How Did We Find Out About Photosynthesis
Read this week. Skip last section, which contains lots of evolution.

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 95 Here Comes the Sun

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 99 Manchineel Tree

Respiration and Photosynthesis (Sci-Hi: Life Science)

Respiration and Photosynthesis

 

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 77-78 Read about Foxglove

 

p. 223-225 Read about the Weigela

 

p. 79-80 Read about the Fuchsia

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

p. 122 Lavender

 

p. 124 Crab apple

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

 

Recipe:
Lavender Tea Cookies We grow lavender in our yard so we may actually try this recipe!

 

Recipe:
Microwave applesauce
We've made various versions of this before. It's so easy and good!

 

Printables

 

 

 

 

 

Photosynthesis poster project

Videos

 

 

 

Wonders of Creation video online: plants

 

 

Internet

 

 

BrainPOP
Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis Formula Game

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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