Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 7

Main topics: Soil, worms, tulips

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Read

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System

Chapters 1-2

Chapters 3-4

Chapters 5-6

Chapters 7-8

Chapters 9-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a book or books

Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Read chapters 1-2

Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

Tulipomania: Read chapters 3-4

Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

Tulipomania: Read chapters 5-6

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 43 Ergot

Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

Tulipomania: Read chapters 7-8

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 46 Fatal Fungus

Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

Tulipomania: Read chapters 9-10

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 214-216 Read about the Tulip

 

p. 29-30 Read about the Butterfly Bush

 

p. 31-32 Read about the California Poppy

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

 

 

 

p. 58 Cilantro

 

p. 198 Tulip

 

Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits

 

How halophytic plants can live in salty soil
EXPERIMENT
3-ounce (90-mL) paper cup
tap water
3 tablespoons (45 mL) table salt
stirring spoon
paper towel
7-ounce (210-mL) paper cup
plate

Recipe:
Fresh Salsa with cilantro
(goes with the 50 plants from History book)

A taste of plant acid: does high pH make vegetables taste acrid?
EXPERIMENT
Onions
pH test strips

 

Hydroponics experiment

Printables

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen McHenry: Worm game

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

BrainPOP
Soil

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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