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Young scholars observe and experiment using a terrarium. In this scientific lesson plan, students build a nature terrarium. Young scholars then observe their terrarium over a period of time to discover what makes the plants grow. A science experiment is included.
Young scholars create their own terrariums.  In this ecological model lesson, students create terrariums using soil, seeds, pebbles, and two liter bottles.  Young scholars compare the elements of a  terrarium to a food web.
Sixth graders create a Bahamian terrarium. In this Bahamian ecosystem lesson plan, 6th graders watch a PowerPoint to see Bahamian biotic and abiotic factors. They bring in 2-3 items for their terrarium. 
Students identify what factors effect global warming and how the greenhouse effect occurs.  In this environmental instructional activity students view videos then complete an experiment using a terrarium to observe greenhouse gas.
Third graders create aquariums or terrariums to explain how creatures depend on living and nonliving things.
Learners understand the parts of the terrarium and why they are important in establishing an ecosystem. In this ecosystem instructional activity, students recall background information on aquariums, terrariums and the water cycle. Learners explain the differences and similarities between aquariums and terrariums. Students build a terrarium.
Young scholars explore mold. In this mold lesson, students create a mold terrarium by using bread and a clear container. Young scholars observe the mold grow.
Learners 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.
Students explore the environment by building a mock ecosystem. In this rainforest analysis activity, 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.
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.
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.
Students draw a layout of their proposed terrarium. In this social studies lesson, students discuss how Mayans farm to produce food for the family. They compare their farming method with modern farming practices.
Students identify the components needed by plants to survive in the terrarium. In this biology lesson, students build their own terrariums using materials available. They present their project in class.
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.
Students create terrariums in containers in order to study the Water Cycle. They examine how the terrarium maintains life in the closed environment.
Students become familiar with the materials needed to build a terrarium. In this terrarium lesson, students create a terrarium in a bottle and observe how it grows and takes care of itself.
Students study the aspects of a forest floor ecosystem, including decomposition, the water cycle, food webs, the needs of living things, and physical vs. chemical change over an extended period. In addition, students conduct observations each week in teams of three, record information about the forest floor environment, and report their findings to the class.
Students make terrariums out of bottles, pebbles, cuttings from other plants, and water. In this terrarium lesson plan, students learn about recycling by using household items to make terrariums.
Young scholars investigate the water cycle. In this water cycle lesson, students create a terrarium from soil, seeds, and gravel. Young scholars record any changes in their terrarium and observe the stages of the water cycle.
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.

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