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In this 4-H horticulture and gardening worksheet, 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pupils 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.
Learners 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.
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.