Terrarium Teacher Resources
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Learners study the food chain by listening to a teacher read aloud and discussing consumers and decomposers. They make a balanced ecosystem to observe the changes within each.
Seventh graders engage in a lesson to learn more about herpetile orgainsims. They have a background in these types before this lesson. Students gather specimens from various ponds, streams, and forest. The importance of the organisms to the environment is discussed in class.
Classroom Animals and Pets - Insects and Co.- Walking Sticks
Students observe walking stick insects. They prepare a habitat for a walking stick. Students discuss the characteristics of these insects. They examine the parts of the body.
Third graders identify the living and non living things in a book read aloud and discuss the interactions represented in the book. Then, they research and include a list of food that each animal needs in an ecosystem. Finally, 3rd graders observe their mini-ecosystems or artificial habitats for at least a couple of weeks, recording daily observations in their science journals.
Water, Water, Everywhere and Always on the Move
Students create their own water cycle in a terrarium. In this water cycle lesson, students research the water cycle and complete a worksheet using the Internet. They create a water cycle of their own in a jar with stones, sand, soil, and seeds or plants.
Using My Senses
Second graders identify human and insect senses and where they are located on the body. They maintain a cricket terrarium for experimentation. They realize the value of the senses by observing, recording, discussing and drawing conclusions.
Ecology and the Conservation of Natural Resources
Students examine the habits of various organism and evaluate the need for conserving natural resources. They role-play as migrating birds traveling between habitats encountering hazards along the way. They observe animals in a terrarium using camouflage techniques.
Cycles and Starting Mealworms
Fourth graders place packets of cards in order to sequence the life cycle of a meal worm. They then become familiar with the mealworms and their habitats in discovering how to take care of them and make lists of questions about the mealworms.
Habitats: must live with them....cannot live without them.
Students conduct an internet study regarding habitat, ecosystem, biome and the region they live in. They observe the habitat by visiting a State Park and observing the organisms in their habitat. In addition, they create their own habitat such as a terrarium,
Water, Water, Everywhere
Third graders explore water by examining a terrarium.
Will they grow?
Third graders plant seeds and see how they will grow in a specific temperature and are questioned about different environments and how they think crops would grow there. They form a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and then collect results and come up with a solution.
How Much Water Does A Tree Transpire In A Day
High schoolers engage in a lesson of investigating the amount of water that is transpired in a one day cycle. They conduct research to find the purpose of transpiration and find information to explain the value to a plant and explain how transpiration effects the climate. Students measure the water levels of a plant as it takes in water.
Pupils learn the different plant parts and their function.
I'm Not Home Alone
Students view species of plants and animals in their native habitats. They design a classroom habitat and create a plan for raising the necessary funds to accomplish their project.
Students explore timed observations for science investigations. They record ideas on a chart related to a classroom closed terrarium. They repeat their observations for several days and time observations for changing shadows during the day.
Follow That Drip
Learners explain and identify the water cycle. r cycle. They observe a video on the topic. Using Kidspiration software, students outline the four groups of the water cycle. Learners demonstrate the water cycle through the creation of a terrarium. They develop a PowerPoint presentation and share it with the class.
Fourth graders share with the class what they already know about rainforests. Using a diagram, they label the layers of the rainforests and identify the animals that live in them. In groups, they create their own rainforest environment and share them with the class.
Make a Terrarium
Young scholars examine how plants grow in a closed system, observe condensation, select plants for arboretum, and create recycled terrarium from a two liter soda bottle.
Where Did The Water Go?
Here is a terrific earth science lesson on the water cycle that's designed for grades two to five. In it, understanding of the water cycle will be enhanced. The lesson focuses primarily on evaporation, and what happens to the water vapor once it's back up in the atmosphere. This fabulous, 8-page plan has everything you need to implement it with your class. Terrific worksheets, web links, and detailed activities are all here for you.
Sulfur Hexafluoride - Deep Voice Gas
In one of the more memorable Spangler episodes, Spangler has a large terrarium filled with sulfur-hexafluoride gas, which is six times heavier than the air we breathe! It has some amazing properties, one of which it doesn't allow electricity to be conducted through it. It also drastically changes the way a person's speaking voice sounds when breathed in. Very interesting and very funny!