Earth in a Bottle-Save the Planet by Understanding Global Warming!
Help me give my students plants and containers so they can make terrariums and learn about ecology.
This project expired on February 11, 2019.
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Do you remember the times you got to do hands-on science experiments in elementary school? They were so much fun, right?
My students are naturally inquisitive.
They love to learn, but they tend to tune out when I am teaching. I want to foster and extend their natural desire to figure out how the world worlds by creating self-contained ecosystems.
Instead of teaching from the front of the room, they will become the scientists with mysteries to discover and worlds to save.
Students will create a model of how the Earth's atmosphere functions as they create a closed terrarium. They will observe how our atmosphere traps in the water and gases that enable it to thrive. They will also discover how easy it can be to damage this critical protection. Throughout this dynamic unit, they will discover how the water, plant and carbon cycles function.
When students interact with and create living models, science becomes real to them.
By the end of the unit, they will not only want to protect our environment, but they will also understand key principles that will enable them to do so.
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