Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 16

Main topics: Moving materials through plants, rice


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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Botany for Dummies

Chapter 8
Skip all except for p. 144 (The cost of advertising)
Chapter 9
p. 147-150
Shipping & Receiving
Moving across membranes

p. 150-154
Active transport
Under pressure
Losing it

p. 154-158
water transport
cohesion of water

p. 158-160
Reaching out with roots

p. 160-162
Sugar transport

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

p. 78
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The Botany Coloring BookThe Botany Coloring Book





Section 55 Vascular system function

Choose a book or books


The Biography of Rice

The Biography of Rice

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 101 Don't Look Now

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 105 Mandrake


100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 81-83 Read about the Gardenia


p. 118-120 Read about Lavender


p. 84-85 Read about the Geranium

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History
Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History




p. 144 Rice


p. 130 White Mulberry


Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits



Chinese fried rice

Osmosis in potatoes
2 potatoes, 2 plates, salt, water, knife

Celery challenge

Various supplies needed, inclulding celery. See packet for details.

Supplies: 3 small, thin-leafed plants, scale, 6 plastic bags to fit over each plant pot, tape























Nature, Journaling and Art










Guesthollow store


Link to Guest Hollow



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