The essential oils arboretum design project
In this Advanced Architecture/botany/health course, students will be designing an arboretum while learning how the plants, trees, and shrubs, which are used for their essential oil properties, can be used for many health issues.
Lesson requirements include:
1. A paper about the use of one of the plants of the lesson.
2. Sketches of the plants of the lesson
3. A design challenge which is responded to with a model and site plan.
Students may use Sketch Up, Minecraft, any 3D program that they are comfortable using, or physical materials for their models.
modeling materials of choice
internet or library for research
Students have the option of taking this course over 18 or 36 weeks. There are nine lessons in this course. Students should block out between 6-10 or 15-20 hours of work per lesson. One half or one full high school credit is suggested for this course depending upon how much time is committed to each lesson.
This course is taken individually. Students may begin this course at their convenience.