Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 23

Main topics: Gymnosperms


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Botany for Dummies

Chapter 16
p. 265-269

p. 269-270

p. 285-286

p. 270-274


Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

p. 148
p. 149

p. 150
p. 151

p. 152
p. 153

p. 154
p. 155

p. 156
p. 157 (End!)

Essential Atlas of Botany

p. 64-65

p. 68-69




The Botany Coloring BookThe Botany Coloring Book

Section 22
Green Land Plant Groups

Section 78 Gymnosperms


Section 80 Conifers (*high school)

Section 79 Pine life history


Choose a book or books


Plant Propagator's Bible
p. 112-133
Grafting (End!)

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 146 Weeds of Mass Destruction

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 151 Ratbane


100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 123-125 Read about the Lily


p. 233-234 Read about the Zinnia


p. 126-128 Read about Lobelia

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History




p. 136 Tobacco




Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits



Classic Pesto with Pine Nuts


Pine cone seed observation  & does humidity affect pine cones?


  • a pine cone
  • a straight pin
  • a 2 liter bottle, small box, or other small container
  • some glue
  • a piece of paper
  • tape
  • a pen or marker


If you have a local area with pine trees - take a nature field trip and have a picnic or a nice walk/hike!






















Nature, Journaling and Art


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

Chapter 6



Guesthollow store


Link to Guest Hollow



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