Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 3

Main topics: Plant cells

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Read

Botany for Dummies

Chapter 2
Skip pages 13-28 (but read the note about fiber!)
Read: p. 29-32
Entering the World of Cells
Customs: Plasma membrane
The library: Storing info in DNA
Factories: Ribosomes

 

Chapter 2 Plasma Membrane

p. 33-37

Exploring plant cells
Post office: The endomembrane system
Cytoskeleton

Chapter 2 Lift the Flap Cell Parts & Jobs

p. 37-42

Chloroplasts
Mitochondria
Cell walls

Botany chapter 2 plant cell notebooking page

Botany test for chapter 2

 

p. 43-47
Chapter 3: Identifying Plant Tissues

Combining Cells to Form Tissues

Growing with meristems

The Botany Coloring BookThe Botany Coloring Book

Section 3: The plant cell

 

Section 4: Green solar cells (chloroplast structure and function)
(high school)

 

Section 6 Cellular energy generation (mitochondria)
(high school)

Section 56 & 57 Tissues
(high school)

Essential Atlas of Botany

 

 

p. 10-11

 

 

Botany curriculum

 

 

 

p. 214 Lapbook: Draw a Cell

 

Choose a book or books

 

The Biography of Wheat

The Biography of Wheat

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 15 Castor Bean

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 17 Ordeal Poisons

 

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 13-14 Read about the Baby Blue Eyes and Poached Eggs

 

p. 15-16 Read about the Balloon Flower

 

p. 3-4 Read about the African Violet

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

p. 190 Common Wheat

 

 

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

PRINTABLE
Build a cell membrane

Extracting DNA from strawberries
EXPERIMENT
Supplies:

  • 100 ml dishwashing liquid (or shampoo without conditioner)
  • 900 ml water
  • 15 grams of salt
  • 1-2 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Ziploc bag
  • Coffee filter
  • clear glass or test tube
  • cup or beaker or similar container
  • Isopropanol alcohol

*Note: There are various extract the DNA type experiments. You can Google for one that uses ingredients you have.

Recipe:
Homemade bread in 5 minutes

 

 

Microscope lab:
Preparing onion cells for the microscope
Scroll to #8

Supplies:
Onion
Iodine
Glass slide
Cover slip
Paper napkin or paper towel
Microscope
knife

Printables

 

 

 

Streaming chloroplasts flip book

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

 

 

Plant cell game

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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