How to make and care for open terrariums


This mini-lesson provides an introduction to terrariums. The learner will gain an understanding of the materials needed, the steps required and best practices for the care of a terrarium. 

By the end of this mini-lesson you will be able to:

1. Define what a terrarium is and name the two main types.

2. Understand the basic supplies required and identify the steps needed for creating a successful terrarium.

3.  Care for and  maintain a healthy terrarium.




Getting familiar with terrariums

Terrariums: The basics

What plants live best in open terrariums and what conditions do they thrive in?

checking for understanding: the basics

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are glass structures that are either open or closed; they are inhabited by small plants
there are two main types of terrariums
open and closed
Plants that are best suited for open terrariums
are succulents and cacti

Constructing a terrarium: the materials and steps

The supplies you will need to make your own terrarium

Why is activated charcoal important when making a terrarium?

Why is making your first layer a gravel layer important?

The 5 steps to making your own terrarium

Let's make a match! Pair the correct step with the correct action.

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Step 1
Add activated charcoal
Step 2
Add succulent soil
Step 3
Add gravel
Step 4
Add plants; succulents and cacti
Step 5
Add decorative elements

How to care for a terrarium: do's and dont's

Basic terrarium care

Checking for understanding

Assessment: Are you ready to make a successful terrarium?

Checking for Understanding