Often neglected for their mobile animal cousins, plants have a fascinating life of their own, full of drama you would never expect for organisms that usually stay in one place their whole life.
Our Botany class will introduce students to the world of living things that can make their own food from the sun. Botany students will learn about plant cells and photosynthesis, and the basics of tree and leaf identification. We also study plant classification and what makes a plant vascular or non-vascular (like mosses and liverworts).
We also learn about plant reproduction and the amazing adaptations that plants have come up with for storing water, staying upright, spreading their seeds, staying healthy and much more. From Venus fly traps to violets, from medicinal plants to marsh plants, from tall oak trees to tiny trefoil, this class covers it all!