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

Read

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
Biodiesel

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

 

 

 

 

Recipe:
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.

Printables

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

BrainPOP
Organic food

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

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

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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