Horticulture Teacher Resources

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In this 4-H horticulture and gardening instructional activity, students study how some of the food they eat is the stems, roots, leaves, seeds, and flowers of plants by completing a fill-in-the-blank activity and a word search page. They examine the parts of a see and complete short answer questions about the environment.
This answer sheet is made to be a companion to a Horticulture and Gardening learning exercise. This could be used as a guide for activities in the classroom.
Students read information about George Washington Carver and outline the information. They are given peanuts in the shell, students examine them and eat them. Students discuss the following questions: Why did George Washington Carver stay with his owner after he was no longer a slave? What is horticulture? and How does this field of study relate to Carver's love of drawing flowers?
Students examine the importance of local markets. In this horticulture lesson, students examine the importance of local markets and food systems that can provide profit for growers, freshness, variety and quality.
As part of an exploration of plants, learners engage in projects to design greenhouses, grow vegetables, and other endeavors. This 20 question activity packet could be used as a classroom mini-lesson or as the start to a long-term project.
This 6 page information packet provides an overview of gardening and plants. Using this activity, students could design their own gardens, using math, science and writing skills. There are 30 questions involved.
In this colorful packet, students engage in a variety of activities involving plants and seeds. After answering the 50 questions in the packet, learners can go on to delve into their own projects.
In this 4-H garden project worksheet set, student study the parts of seeds and plants. They make a mini-greenhouse. They complete a career scavenger hunt, tools word search, and experiment to learn more about the effect of water on seed germination. Additional resources are included.
Ninth graders apply ecological analysis to fruit and vegetable production systems.  In this horticulture lesson students learn about different management practices.
In this horticulture word worksheet, students find 13 words hidden in the puzzle. They find words that include annual, perennial, perlite, and landscaping.
Fourth graders role play as certified horticulturists as they study the biology of plants and gardening. They design a garden for their school based on what they researched and a given budget.
Students discuss horticulture and the purpose of plant products. In this horticulture lesson, students construct a collection of newspaper articles about plants and plant products.
Students compare and contrast living in their houses to that of living in a space capsule. In groups, they develop a functional closed system space capsule for a team of astronauts. They use their prior knowledge in horticulture to address concerns on the supply of oxygen, water and food.
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible: leaf type, arrangement, venation, shape, and margin. In addition to being educational, this PowerPoint is a visual feast! Follow it up with some practice using a dichotomous key to identify plants around campus.
Inspire and educate aspiring horticulturists with this presentation on ornamental herbaceous plants. Quality photographs of beautifully landscaped gardens or colorful perennials adorn each slide. Viewers learn to consider the purpose for the garden, types of plants to include, and how to create an overall effect. A number of slides are dedicated specifically to wet gardens and to dry gardens. This is an exemplary educational resource for your ornamental horticulture or landscape design course. 
The terms and definitions involved with growing, harvesting, and processing of tree fruits are given in these clear and attractive slides.  Details of  horticulture and crops are given. For instance, demand and growth of the industry, research, marketing and inspection are covered.  These slides give a lot of information and should be quite useful to someone looking at career options or learning more about agriculture.
Students examine how government programs and sustainable practices can affect farm profitability.  For this agriculture lesson students complete several activities that include the prices of food and designing their own ecolabel. 
Peruse perennials with this PowerPoint presentation. The author uses bullet-points to list quick facts and suggestions about using these colorful plants in ornamental horticulture. Topics include types of plants, planning and design, soil requirements, and even how to care for the perennials once they have been put in the ground. There are surprisingly few photos for this type of presentation, but you may find the information to be of educational value. 
The author of this presentation elaborates on the details of insect classification, information apparently required to become a master gardener in the horticulture program at Oregon State University. Though lengthy (110 slides), it is an outstanding collection of photos, graphs, and diagrams to educate the viewer in basic entomology. Not only could this be used as a resource for horticulture classes, it can even stand as an introduction to a college entomology course. 
Most likely you won't be teaching container gardening to youngsters, but if you do, or if you teach a college horticulture-related course, this succinct slide show will be a super support. It addresses common problems that occur with potted plants and provides possible solutions. For each slide, a teacher narrative is provided to make the lesson complete. 

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