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Second graders learn about plant systems and how plants grow and function. In this plant lesson plan, 2nd graders collect data based on roots, leaves, terrariums, plant uses, and locations of certain kinds of plants. They fill out worksheets and make graphs according to these plants and their growing systems.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars water the plants and observe how the plants grow over a period of time. Students create a rain stick form a cardboard tube.
Fifth graders research and experiment to determine the interdependence of living and non-living things in an ecosystem. They examine each level of the ecosystems from producers to decomposers. They make terrariums for observing earthworms. They design presentations using a variety of publishing and presentation software.
Students become actively involved in building a model illustrating how energy, such as the water cycle, flows through a system. In making a terrarium, the student understands the flow of energy, beginning with the sun, and making a complete cycle through evaporation, condensation and precipitation.