Ethnobotany Ethnobotany: People and Plants

(Red Butte Garden) #13350

DESCRIPTION: The materials and lesson plans in this module focus on ethnobotany, a scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people’s interactions with plants. “Ethno” means people and their culture, and “botany” is the study of plants. Students will explore the various ways different groups of inhabitants used Utah’s native plants for food, shelter, clothing, medicine, in ceremonies, and for other uses over time. Other lessons will help students discover three major biomes found in Utah and the adaptations plants have made in order to survive in each of these areas

CONTENTS: Lesson plans, magnifying glasses, books, charts, specimens. Click here for a complete list of contents in the bin.

GRADE/SUBJECT: 4th Grade Science and Social Studies