Horticulture Teacher Resources

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Students grow flower and vegetable transplants from seed in the school greenhouse. They properly plant seeds, transplant seedlings, and care for the plants by using recommended culture methods. In addition, they identify the various plant species grown in this unit.
Students work individually, or with partners, to develop a design for a greenhouse, and calculate space requirements, equipment needed and cost of operation. They construct a scale model of the greenhouse.
Students explore biotic and abiotic factors in landscape design. In this landscaping lesson, students create 3-dimensional models that represent landscape designs taking into consideration climate and planting requirements.
A lovely presentation in which slide after slide outlines the many educational, physical, emotional, and social benefits of gardening in schools. This presentation is meant to be shown to parents, and would be a terrific choice to present at Back to School Night as a way to introduce your intention to garden with your students.
Students construct a timeline of four major culture periods in Native American history from studying archaeological evidence cards.
Here is a clever lesson on pollination of flowers for you. In it, learners study the anatomy of a flower, and play a game in which they simulate the process of pollination. This fine plan brings in elements of art, physical education, language arts, and science. It should lead to a good understanding of one of the more amazing biological processes in nature.
Students investigate the organic acids present in a variety of juices. In this organic acids lesson plan, students read about the effects of organic acids in juices. They use paper chromatography to separate out the acids present in a variety of samples of juice. They measure the distance the acids traveled on their chromatography paper and find their Rf values to determine the acids present.
Learners learn the parts of a flower. In this flower parts and pollination lesson plan, students discuss the background and vocabulary about flowers and play a game to learn what happens during pollination. Learners use various materials to create a model flower with all of its parts.
Students make homemade beads from flower petals while exploring Native American history, culture, and art.
Learners study the details to watering a garden. In this water resource lesson, students visit several websites and watch a PowerPoint about watering a garden.
This presentation focuses on the support services provided by volunteers who take part in Wisconsin's Master Gardening program. The slides are packed with photos, and text that describe exactly what these volunteers do. This presentation might be useful for high school students who need to do some volunteer work as part of their school requirements.
Students outline a piece of writing about George Washington Carver. They read and discuss horticultural studies before taking part in peanut experiments.
Students work together to design an experiment that compares and contrasts differnet plant cultivation systems. In groups, they evaluate the results of the experiment to discover if the cultivation system could be used in space. They complete a worksheet and develop a hypothesis to end the lesson.
Viewers are introduced to the differences among annual, biennial, and perennial plants. Several plant guides are recommended.The authors focus on important considerations for designing a garden: light, heat, soil, water drainage, and wind. They instruct on mulching and choosing plants. Finally, they touch on garden maintenance procedures. Much of this PowerPoint is useful for any landscape architecture course, especially if you will be using or referring to the same plant guides that they recommend.
From this presentation, viewers learn not only what edible plants thrive in containers, they also examine ornamental varieties. It displays high-quality photographs and provides the lecturer's notes for each slide. Obviously, it can be used in a college level horticulture class, but another idea is to expose high schoolers to horticulture as part of a career exploration unit!
Horticulture hopefuls examine the challenges and desired traits of container gardening. Soil blends are considered in addition to water, light, and fertilizer requirements. You will find teachers' notes provided to help you explain the content of each slide. Most of the slides display top-notch photographs or graphics to enhance understanding. 
Surely you must appreciate when a PowerPoint comes complete with teachers' notes. This brief, but beautiful presentation provides narration for you to use with each slide. The topic is plant propagation from seed. Photos, diagrams, and instructions help you walk your horticulture learners through the process. 
Future landscape designers, ornamental horticulturists, or organic gardeners will appreciate this presentation on alternatives to pesticide use. Pass up several extraneous slides at the beginning and then find the harm caused by pesticides, different approaches to pest control, and acceptable organic pesticides. Viewers learn how choosing pest-resistant plants, handpicking, row covers, and predatory insects can control the unwelcome critters.
Students discuss what happens to trash after it is collected. They sort "clean" trash into groups depending on whether it should be recycled, incinerated, placed in a landfill, composted or if it is something we could avoid using.
Students are able to transcribe to scale the plant features of a common landscape. They determine true north and south and collect and record data on a table. Students calculate a rating for and describe a definition of insulation and insulation. They determine the 'ecological quality' of a landscape in a quantifiable manner.

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