Botany Resources

Start Here! Rutgers University LIbrarires
  1. Life Lab
  2. A Book to consider
  3. A HS Botany page
  4. Berkeley Diversified Farming
  5. Berkeley Professor David Zilberman Blog
  6. Sheboygan HS Botany Syllabus

Blooming Heights Connections

Demonstrate the compost cycle
Identify the work of helpful instects
Explore and monitor plant diseases
Design and post informational signs about specific plants

Practice soil testing, explore water quality
Use verneer probes to measure temperature, wind, soil, light . . .
Investigate and demonstrate the effects of acid rain
Use the garden to explore the concept of interdependence between plants, animals, insects, humans
biodiversity, genetic engineering, cross polination, creating new plants
Observe and explain plant adaptations
Illustrate the relationships between bees, honey, and polination
Explore water conservation techniques
Practice flower dissection
Study global food production challenges
Plant respiration demonstrations
Identify and grow MN native plants
Map growing regions in MN
Justify or demonstrate crop rotation
Illustrate the rationale for companion planting
Research and demonstrate the effects of fertilizers or pesticides
Observe plant reproduction
Observe or explain diversity within species
Experiment with human impact on plants
Experiment with plant sensititivy to pollutants
Practice effective pruning techniques
Design / install a water feature
Calculate foot loads in snowy weather (compare to snow shoes)
Investigate and demonstrate biomes through terreriums
Invite a guest speaker re: forestry

Organic Opportunities:
Grounded in Botany (looks like great in lab activities:
Worm Bin Bingo