Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 20

Main topics: Characteristics of plants in different environments

 

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Read

Botany for Dummies

Chapter 13 Evolution and Adaptation
*Skip the section on evolution, unless you want to cover it

p. 224-225
Desert plants

p. 226-227
Tropical rainforest plants

p. 228
Carnivorous plants

p. 229-230
Aquatic plants

 

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

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Botany curriculum

Chapter 7
Plant Adaptations

p. 218 Lapbook: Make a cacti pop-up picture

Choose a book or books

 

Plant Propagator's Bible

Plant Propagator's Bible
p. 54-73 Dividing Established Plants

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 129 Peacock Flower

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 133 Peyote Cactus

 

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 229-230 Read about Yarrow

 

p. 104-105 Read about the Iris

 

p. 106-108 Read about the Japonica or Flowering Quince

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

p. 162 Dog Rose

 

 

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

 

 

Venus flytrap
Purchase one of these from your local nursery. We've found them at Lowes and Home Depot.

Recipe:
Marinated lotus root
(You can get lotus root from a Japanese grocery store)
Or
Bacon wrapped water chestnuts

 

Printables

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

Illustrating Nature: Right-Brain Art in a Left-Brain World
Chapter 3

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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