Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 28

Main topics: Biotechnology

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Read

Botany for Dummies

Chapter 19
p. 311-313
Altering Plants by Using Biotechnology
Genetically modified
Engineering plants

 

Skip the section on transforming plants with agrobacterium (p. 314-315)
p. 317-320
Trying to build a better world:
Saving lives with golden rice, stopping crop pests with Bt, resisting weed killers, making drugs with pharma crops

 

p. 320-322
Pros and cons of genetic engineering

Choose a book or books

 

The Super Soybean

The Super Soybean

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 179 Carnivores

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 213 Snakeroot

 

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 161-162 Read about Oswego Tea, Bee Balm or Monarda

 

p. 163-165 Read about the Peony

 

p. 166-168 Read about the Petunia

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

p. 84 Soybean

 

 

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

 

Recipe:
Edamame (Fresh Cooked Soybeans)

 

 

 

Wisconsin Fast Plants® Dihybrid Genetics Kit

Refer to the online experiment calendar for this activity.

Printables

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

Illustrating Nature: Right-Brain Art in a Left-Brain World
Chapter 11

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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