Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 29

Main topics: Plant uses


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Botany for Dummies

Chapter 20
Thriving on Plants in Everyday Life
p. 323-327
Feeing a hungry world
Population growth
Making use of plant products
Building homes

p. 328-332
Making paper
Wearing cotton
Fueling the future

p. 333-337
Discovering the power of plant chemicals
Medicinal plants
Dangerous weapons: poisonous plants

p. 337-340
Hallucinogenic plants


Essential Atlas of Botany Essential Atlas of Botany



p. 82-93



The Botany Coloring BookThe Botany Coloring Book

Section 1:  Importance of plants to humans





Choose a book or books


The Biography of Cotton

The Biography of Cotton

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 187 Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 189 Duck and Cover


100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 169-171 Read about Phlox


p. 172-173 Read about the Plume Poppy


p. 174-175 Read about the Poinsettia

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History




p. 88 cotton




Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits





Collard Greens What a surprise…Otter LOVED this recipe and begged to eat it again sometime soon.


Wisconsin Fast Plants® Dihybrid Genetics Kit

Refer to the online experiment calendar for this activity.

















Organic food





Nature, Journaling and Art


Illustrating Nature: Right-Brain Art in a Left-Brain World
Chapter 12



Guesthollow store


Link to Guest Hollow



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