Terrarium Teacher Resources
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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.
Cycles and Starting Mealworms
Here is a fascinating lesson about the life cycles of plants and animals, and other cycles found in nature. Learners explore the cycle of the moon, the tides, and other sequences of events in every day life. The big activity is the construction of a habitat for mealworms.
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.
K - 4th Science
Explore the wonderful world of earthworms as your class learns about the requirements of animal life. After building soda bottle terrariums, students observe worms over the course of a couple weeks, building an understanding that all animals need food and water to survive.
K - 3rd Science
Water: A Neverending Story
Learners investigate the water cycle. In this water cycle science instructional activity, students participate in a series of activities that demonstrate evaporation, precipitation, and condensation. Learners describe their observations using water cycle vocabulary.
K - 5th Science
Ho'opiha - Growing in Knowledge: Terrarium Project
Students explore environmental protection by conducting a research experiment in class. In this botany lesson, students identify the necessities for growing a plant indoors and create a small terrarium for their plant. Students observe their plant over several weeks and later create a presentation based on their experience.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
2nd - 5th Science
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 instructional activity. Your students construct classroom terrariums and learn to make and record observations relating to the water cycle.