Plants are an important part of the ecosystem and equally interesting. (For instance, did you know that plants can actually tell the time similar to how animals have circadian rhythms? Click here to find out more!)
So here’s a simple exploratory activity I would like to share with teachers. I worked with my own son to test out this activity. He helped me to make some of the visuals for this post.
Activity: Making a Plant Terrarium (by Helen Boswell and her son William)
- Large plastic juice bottle
- Rocks or marbles
1) Buy juice that comes in a plastic bottle. Drink all of the juice and thoroughly wash out the bottle.
Keep your terrarium in a well-lit area, but not direct sun, as the inside of the bottle will get very hot if it’s placed in the sun.