If you have a green thumb but minimal garden space, why not create your own mini-world full of lush and beautiful plants by making your own terrarium? If you’re in the southern hemisphere instead, remember that having green plants around is a surefire way to keep away the winter blues, plus plants are certain to help improve your indoor air quality. Terrariums are easy-to-make, low-maintenance gardens, and can last almost indefinitely with minimal water.
Life Cycle Of Plants
The students can observe the plants they grew themselves go from seed, to root, to bud, and then create new seeds! This is a standard life cycle that applies to other things as well, like humans and animals.
Care Of The Earth
Their small terrarium can be considered in scale to the Earth because all the basic resources are represented (sun, water, nutrients). Their small demonstration shows that the Earth needs people to care for it too.
Terrariums teach how plants, animals, and insects interact similar to the real world. You can include small animals, like turtles, in addition to the plants, soil and water provided. It shows that all living things have the same resources and need to learn to share and keep everything in balance.