Otter's Botany - Homeschool Botany Curriculum

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Otter's Botany

Week 9

Main topics: Leaves


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Botany for Dummies

p. 75-76
Leaf structure


p. 77-78
Leaf types


p. 78-80
Leaf arrangements
Specialized leaves

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

p. 8
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Botany curriculum

Chapter 5
Leaves and trees

p. 206 Lapbook: Pop-up leaf cross section
p. 208 Lapbook: Leaf ID wrap-up

Essential Atlas of Botany



p. 14-15



The Botany Coloring Book

Section 62 Shoot Growth


Section 67 General leaf anatomy


Section 68 & 69 Basic leaf structure

Choose a book or books


The Biography of Tea

The Biography of Tea

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 55 Henbane

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
p. 57 The Devil's Bartender


100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

p. 41-42 Read about the Chrysanthemum


p. 217-219 Read about the Violet and Pansy


p. 43-44 Read about Clematis

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History




p. 26 Tea


p. 66 Yam


Experiments, Labs, Activities & Kits


Why do greens turn brown? (Lettuce)
Green lettuce
Red lettuce
Paper towels
Vegetable oil


Leaf skeletons project
Washing soda

How much water do plants lose to the air?
3 or more small potted plants, different kinds, in plastic pots (We are going to just use ONE plant.)
Paper towels
Kitchen scale or laboratory balance
Clear plastic bags
Plastic packing tape

Eat yams with dinner.

Eat artichokes, if they are in season
Spinach salad with warm bacon dressing



Compound Leaves
Leaf Forms , File 2 , File 3 Leaf Cabinet Templates
Leaf Labels and Games Leaf Labels
Simple Leaves 1
Simple Leaves 2
Simple Leaves 3


Leaf Cross Section coloring page from Ellen McHenry

















Nature, Journaling and Art









Guesthollow store


Link to Guest Hollow



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