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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.
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.
Learners 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.
Students understand the parts of the terrarium and why they are important in establishing an ecosystem. In this ecosystem lesson, 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.
Learners explore mold. In this mold lesson, students create a mold terrarium by using bread and a clear container. Learners 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 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.
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 create terrariums in containers in order to study the Water Cycle. They examine how the terrarium maintains life in the closed environment.
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 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.
Students record changes in an ecosystem. In this science activity students make a hypothesis about changes in a terrarium. They record their observations. The students conduct an experiment to test their hypothesis.
Young scholars investigate the water cycle. In this water cycle science lesson, students participate in a series of activities that demonstrate evaporation, precipitation, and condensation.  Young scholars describe their observations using water cycle vocabulary. Students construct a terrarium as a culminating activity.
First graders grow seeds in a mini terrarium. They compare the root systems, stems, leaves, and flowers of the different plants. They categorize the plants and discuss the basic functions of plant parts.
Students study the location of Earth's water and study the water cycle using a terrarium. In this water study lesson, students study a model globe for the Earth and find Alaska. Students locate the bodies of water and study an overhead for solids and liquids. Students complete a water cycle experiment and discuss the water elements on Earth. Students watch a DVD about Earth's water and build a terrarium as a model of the Earth.
Students create a miniature rainforest ecosystem, a terrarium. Students then explain how the continuous flow of energy and food in the ecosystem allows it to sustain itself.
Second graders view a teacher-created terrarium, and complete a KWL chart. They discuss what they can see, Students go on a nature walk and compare the schoolyard to the terrarium, discussing the roles of rocks, plants, soil, and water in the schoolyard.

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