Fort Dodge Community School District

Course Syllabus:

Botany is a study of the plant kingdom. Major topics include plant structure and function, factors, which effect plant growth, plant propagation, and local plant identification.  Related areas such as gardening, lawn care, and agriculture will also be discussed.  The green house will be used extensively for labs.


  • Local plant identification
  • Begin greenhouse labs
  • Moss/ferns/gymnosperms/angiosperms
  • Iowa farms/roots/soil/fertilizer
  • Stems/water/transpiration
  • Leaves/photosynthesis
  • Greenhouse lab reports
  • Plant reproduction, both sexual and asexual


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