Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 5

Main topics: Stems

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Read

Botany for Dummies

p. 57-59
Chapter 4: Vegetative Structures: Stems, Roots, and Leaves

Getting organized with plant organs
Getting taller with stems

p. 59-62

Primary Growth
Monocot stems
Dicot stems
Chapter 4 Stems Printable Worksheet
Learn the terminology associated with stems. Create lift-the-flap vocabulary words that go over the definitions printed on the page.

Chapter 4 Cut-Outs for Stems Printable Worksheet

p. 63-65

Secondary growth

Annual plants
Perennial plants
Tree bark
Cork
Counting tree rings

p. 66-67
Specialized stems:
Rhizomes
Stolons
Tubers
Corms
tendrils

 

Botany curriculum

p. 203 Lapbook: Portraits of monocot and dicot seedlings

 

 

 

 

Choose a book or books

 

The Biography of Sugar

The Biography of Sugar

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 27 This Houseplant Could Be Your Last

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 31 Deadly Nightshade

 

Essential Atlas of Botany

 

p. 12-13

p. 22-23

 

 

The Botany Coloring Book

Section 59 Vascular plant structure

Section 60 Meristematic growth

Section 64 Stem anatomy and growth

Section 65 The vascular cambium

Section 66 The cork cambium and annual growth

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 17-18 Read about Bear's Breeches

 

p. 19-20 Read about the Beauty Bush

 

p. 21-22 Read about the Begonia

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

p. 166 Sugarcane

 

p. 216 Ginger

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

Nyokki Grass Pets - Froggie

Why does green grass turn yellow?
EXPERIMENT
medium-size cooking pot or metal bowl
area of short grass
1 quart (l1iter) water (optional)

Geotropism Experiment
Supplies: bleach, water, 6-8 bush bean seeds, marking pen, vermiculite, tape, modeling clay, nail, eyedropper, hot glove, saucer or paper plate, hot tongs, bowl, candle, petri dish (or similar)

Alternate experiment:
Geotropism Experiment
Supplies: radish seeds, cd jewel case, toilet paper, rubber bands, marker, modeling clay, shallow pie plates or cardboard boxes lined with foil, eyedropper, dark closet, ruler, graph paper, notebook

 

 

 

 

Recipe:
Asian Beef Noodle Toss (with ginger)
Or
Pumpkin Cookies (with ginger)

Note: The edible portion of a ginger root is a branched underground compressed stem also known as a rhizome.

Printables

 

 

 

 

Geotropism foldable
(also for phototropism and wilting)

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

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Berries


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