Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 6

Main topics: Roots, potatoes

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Read

Botany for Dummies

p. 68-72
Digging deep with roots
Regions within roots
Controlling transport
Making lateral roots
Secondary growth in roots

 

p. 72-74
Specialized roots:
Prop
Storage
Pneumatophores
Aerial
Forming partnerships with soil fungi

 

 

Choose a book or books

Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850

Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Chapter 1-2

Timeline: Irish potato famine - Black Potatoes book cover

Black Potatoes: Chapter 3-4

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 35 Death Camas

Black Potatoes: Chapter 5-6

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 37 Deadly Dinner

Black Potatoes: Chapter 7-8

The Biography of Potatoes

The Biography of Potatoes

Black Potatoes: Chapter 9-10 (End!)

The Botany Coloring Book

Section 61 Root growth

 

Section 63 Root anatomy and secondary growth

 

Section 72 Food storage structures

Essential Atlas of Botany

 

 

 

 

p. 16-17

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names)

p. 23-24 Read about the Bleeding Heart

 

p. 25-26 Read about the Bluebell

 

p. 27-28 Read about the Bougainvillea

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

p. 176 Potato

 

p. 52 Coconut

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments

Do this kit over the week.

 

Growing a sweet potato as a houseplant

 

Recipe:
Baked Potato Skins

Printables

 

 

Print and put in notebook
Underground Storage Systems - Bulbs, Tubors, Corms, & Rhizomes

 

Potato coloring page for notebook

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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