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Poisonous Plants Badgepoisonous plants

(Discover the Outdoors)

by Savannah Crowell, Troop 100

 

 

Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Learn at least three types of poisonous plants. What poisonous plants live around you?

_____2.* Learn what to put on you if you get infected from a poisonous plant.

 

Otter: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2. Be able to identify four different types of poisonous plants.

_____2.* Learn the history of three types of poisonous plants. What country are they from? What are the effects if you get them on you? Draw a picture of each of the plants.

 

Dolphin: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2. Be able to identify five different types of poisonous plants.

_____2.* Read a book or a few articles about poisonous plants. Write several paragraphs on what you learn and share it with your troop or a family member.

 

Butterfly: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2. Be able to identify six different types of poisonous plants.

_____2.* Learn about poisonous berries. What types of plants do they grow on? What would happen to you if you ate one? What kinds of treatments are there?

 

Eagle: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2. Be able to identify seven different types of poisonous plants.

_____2.* Research and make a timeline of events in history that involved poisonous plants. Include at least 15 items on your timeline.

 

Owl: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2.

_____2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional Requirements:

_____3. Look at pictures of 5 different types of plants. What are some differences and similarities you notice? List several differences and several similarities.

_____4. Go on a hike and find at least three different poisonous plants. Study them and tell your troop what you learn about them.

_____5. Learn about the types of flowers that grow on poisonous plants. Research at least four different types.

_____6. Make a booklet about poisonous plants. Include at least ten different types, with facts and pictures about each.

_____7. Make a poster about poisonous plants to hang up somewhere locally for people to be more aware.

_____8. Create a science project involving poisonous plants. Make sure an adult is present when you test it out.

_____9. Interview someone who has been infected by a poisonous plant. What did they experience? How did they cure it?

_____10. Study a career that involves poisonous plants, such as a botanist. What type of salary could you expect to receive? What kind of education would you need?

_____11. Participate in a community service project involving plants, such as making posters to place around local parks that warn about poisonous plants or cleaning up poisonous plants from an area where lots of children play.

_____12. How do indigenous cultures use poisonous plants? Study a specific culture that uses poisonous plants in their medicine or for other purposes.

______13. Why are some plants poisonous to humans but okay for animals to eat? And vice versa? Research why this could be.