Ornamental Horticulture Teacher Resources
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Horticulture and Gardening
This answer sheet is made to be a companion to a Horticulture and Gardening instructional activity. This could be used as a guide for activities in the classroom.
Horticulture and Gardening
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.
4-H Horticulture and Gardening- Intermediate Learner's Page
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.
Horticulture Crops in the agro-ecosystem
Ninth graders apply ecological analysis to fruit and vegetable production systems. In this horticulture lesson students learn about different management practices.
THE PEANUT WIZARD
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?
4-H Horticulture/Garden Activity Page
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.
Horticulture and Gardening
For this colorful packet, learners 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.
Exploring the Horticulture Field
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.
Fruits and Vegetables in the Food System
Learners 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.
Landscaping with Ornamental Herbaceous Plants
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.
4-H Horticulture/Garden Activity Page- Beginning
In this 4-H garden project activity 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.
The Economics of Horticultural Production
Students examine how government programs and sustainable practices can affect farm profitability. In this agriculture instructional activity students complete several activities that include the prices of food and designing their own ecolabel.
Container Gardening Part 4: Problem Diagnosis
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.
Plants in Space
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.
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.
Horticulture Hidden Word Puzzle
For this horticulture word worksheet, students find 13 words hidden in the puzzle. They find words that include annual, perennial, perlite, and landscaping.
Make your Garden Grow
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.
Major Organic Acids in Fruits
Students investigate the organic acids present in a variety of juices. For 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.
Students study the details to watering a garden. In this water resource lesson, students visit several websites and watch a PowerPoint about watering a garden.
Soybeans in Space
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.