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.
K - 6th Science 7 Views 17 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 125 Downloads
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, students recall background information on aquariums, terrariums and the water cycle. Students explain the differences and similarities between aquariums and terrariums.
K - 4th Science 8 Views 37 Downloads
De-composers - 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.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 5 Views 12 Downloads
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.
5th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Conflict in a Terrarium
Learners 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.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Water: A Neverending Story
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.
K - 5th Science 5 Views 116 Downloads
Water, Water Everywhere
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.
K - 2nd Science 4 Views 21 Downloads
Do You See What I See?
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.
2nd Science 3 Views 5 Downloads