Terrarium Teacher Resources
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Nature: Planting Terrariums
Students observe and experiment using a terrarium. In this scientific lesson plan, students build a nature terrarium. Students then observe their terrarium over a period of time to discover what makes the plants grow. A science experiment is included.
Building a Terrarium System
Students create their own terrariums. In this ecological model lesson, students create terrariums using soil, seeds, pebbles, and two liter bottles. Students compare the elements of a terrarium to a food web.
Sixth graders create a Bahamian terrarium. In this Bahamian ecosystem instructional activity, 6th graders watch a PowerPoint to see Bahamian biotic and abiotic factors. They bring in 2-3 items for their terrarium.
Simulating the Greenhouse Effect in a Terrarium
Students identify what factors effect global warming and how the greenhouse effect occurs. In this environmental lesson students view videos then complete an experiment using a terrarium to observe greenhouse gas.
Investigation 3 - Terrariums / Aquariums
Third graders create aquariums or terrariums to explain how creatures depend on living and nonliving things.
Making and Observing Life in a Terrarium
Students understand the parts of the terrarium and why they are important in establishing an ecosystem. In this ecosystem lesson plan, students recall background information on aquariums, terrariums and the water cycle. Students explain the differences and similarities between aquariums and terrariums. Students build a terrarium.
Students explore mold. In this mold lesson, students create a mold terrarium by using bread and a clear container. Students observe the mold grow.
Lesson Plan for Bottle Biology Terrarium
Students construct a terrarium using soda bottles. In this life science lesson, students explain the role of each creatures in the new habitat. They write a report about what they did in this activity.
The Water Cycle
Students create terrariums in containers in order to study the Water Cycle. They examine how the terrarium maintains life in the closed environment.
De-composers - Terrarium
Students explore the environment by building a mock ecosystem. In this rainforest analysis lesson plan, students define many environmental and rainforest related vocabulary terms and discuss the current status of our planet's rainforests. Students utilize gravel, glass containers, mulch and plants to create their own rainforest terrariums.
Making A Terrarium
Students make a terrarium from common household items that are brought to class. They can be creative with materials but the method is set for how the mini-lab is set up. Students read a book about an ecosystem to stimulate the topic for discussion by creating context.
Rain Forest Terrariums
Fifth graders make rain forest terrariums in order to observe a simulated mini-environment. They place the layers and plants into container and place where it can be observed. They observe the closed water system in the container before discussing evaporation, transpiration, and condensation.
Water Cycle (Grades 3-4)
A guide for covering the water cycle in all aspects of your multi-disciplinary class. Identify and explain natural cycles of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems (e.g., rock cycle, water cycle, weather patterns). The ideas here involve building a terrarium and collecting data and many activities to stimulate reflection and personal description work.
Introduction To the Elements of the Water Cycle
The basic elements of the water cycle and how water is recycled through our environment is focused on in this lesson. Your students construct classroom terrariums and learn to make and record observations relating to the water cycle. They create a classroom big book about the water cycle with watercolor illustrations.
Making a Terrarium
Students become familiar with the materials needed to build a terrarium. In this terrarium lesson plan, students create a terrarium in a bottle and observe how it grows and takes care of itself.
Building the Terrarium
Young scholars draw a layout of their proposed terrarium. In this social studies activity, students discuss how Mayans farm to produce food for the family. They compare their farming method with modern farming practices.
Terrariums for Project Pals
Students identify the components needed by plants to survive in the terrarium. For this biology lesson, students build their own terrariums using materials available. They present their project in class.
Conflict in a Terrarium
Students examine how conflict is helpful in a terrarium setting. Participating in an experiment, they make hypothesis about what types of conflict will appear between different animals and plants in the terrarium. They analogize the human world they live in as well.
Modeling changes to Ecosystems Part 1
Students record changes in an ecosystem. In this science lesson students make a hypothesis about changes in a terrarium. They record their observations. The students conduct an experiment to test their hypothesis.
First graders build a terrarium in order to observe animal and plant life dynamics. In this biology lesson plan, 1st graders compare how organisms survive in different environments. They write their observations and analysis in their journal.