Fava Bean Terrarium

This Fava Bean Terrarium lesson plan also includes:

Urban farmers learn how to create mulch, how to build a terrarium, and how to plant and care for fava beans through this study of ecosystems.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Stress the importance of repurposing materials and have kids bring in objects that can be used for the terrariums
  • Prior to creating their terrariums, have class members participate in a sheet-mulching activity
  • Combine the growing project with a ladybug release, especially if the beans are attacked by aphids
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the resource references a particular farm, the activity can be easily adapted to any location
  • Requires considerable time to set up and gather materials

  • Seeds can be purchased online

  • None
Common Core