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Young scholars understand the parts of the terrarium and why they are important in establishing an ecosystem. For this ecosystem lesson, students recall background information on aquariums, terrariums and the water cycle. Young scholars explain the differences and similarities between aquariums and terrariums. Students build a terrarium.
Students explore the environment by building a mock ecosystem. In this rainforest analysis lesson, 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.
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.
Fourth graders study and identify the basic needs of a variety of organisms. Terrariums and aquariums are used to demonstrate what plants, animals, and fish need to stay alive. These two classic models are used to effectively convey what living things need. The activities described here should lead to a greater scientific understanding for your pupils.
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.
Students investigate the rainforest ecosystem. In this rainforest ecosystem lesson, students create a mini rainforest inside a terrarium and observe how plants grow in the rainforest ecosystem. Students water the plants and observe how the plants grow over a period of time. Students create a rain stick form a cardboard tube.
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.
Students investigate the water cycle. In this water cycle science lesson, students participate in a series of activities that demonstrate evaporation, precipitation, and condensation. Students describe their observations using water cycle vocabulary. Students construct a terrarium as a culminating activity.