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

Read

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)
EXPERIMENT
Supplies:
Green lettuce
Red lettuce
Microscope
Knife
Paper towels
Vinegar
Vegetable oil

 

Leaf skeletons project
Supplies:
Washing soda
Leaves
paintbrush

How much water do plants lose to the air?
EXPERIMENT
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
Water
Clear plastic bags
Plastic packing tape

Eat yams with dinner.

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

Printables

 

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

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature, Journaling and Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

Guesthollow


 
Berries


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