Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 25

Main topics: Plant ecology

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Read

Botany for Dummies

Chapter 18
Ecology

p. 291-295
Exploring ecosystems
Producers
Consumers
Decomposers
Laws of energy

p. 295-297
The costs of energy transfer
Energy pyramid

p. 298-300
carbon cycle

p. 300-301
Nitrogen cycle

 

The Botany Coloring BookThe Botany Coloring Book

 

Section 2: Tapping Earth's major energy resource

 

 

 

Essential Atlas of Botany Essential Atlas of Botany

p. 36-43

 

p. 70-71

 

p. 74-81

Choose a book or books

 

Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental Protection (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists)

Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental Protection
Timeline: Rachel Carson / book cover
1907-1964

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 161 The Sago Palm

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 163 More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

 

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 136-138 Read about the Magnolia

 

p. 139-141 Read about the Marigold

 

p. 142-144 Read about the Montbretia

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

 

 

p. 76 Eucalyptus

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

 

 

 

Recipe: Choose a vegan recipe from VegWeb

 

Printables

Choose 1 of the carbon / nitrogen cycle printables.

 

Carbon and nitrogen cycle worksheets

The water, carbon, and nitrogen cycle printables

Cycles worksheet - Fill after coloring in the worksheets linked above.

Carbon cycle game

 

Videos

 

 

 

The carbon cycle

 

 

Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

Illustrating Nature: Right-Brain Art in a Left-Brain World
Chapter 8

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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