Setting up a "No Care" or Self-Managing Garden Terrarium to enable students
to observe how the Water Cycle works in Nature,
BUT right in the classroom.
On Friday 9 February we in Rm 22 decided to make a "No care garden" to see how the Water Cycle in Nature works in a closed glass jar right in front of us
in our classroom.
very excited about the hands-on learning.
Only plant a few plants about 3 small plants to prevent overcrowding in the glass jar.
We loved that we all could have a hand in making our nature project.
Each one took turns to put pebbles, soil and plant small plants in the glass jar.
It was a bit tricky planting plants in a narrow-necked jar but we managed to do it as a team.
Finally 2 cups of water was added to set up the no care garden.
That water is meant to evaporate during the day, condensate during the early morning where the water droplets slides down the glass back into the soil like precipitation to be re-absorbed by the roots.
to keep the bottle air-tight.
Then she wrote down the day, date and year (Fri 9/02/2018)
That's how to make a SELF-MANAGING garden.
So when the sun rises in the morning and heats up the water in the terrarium, the water evaporates, and when the water vapour touches the cold glass it cools and condenses to form water droplets, especially during the early hours of the morning. These water droplets collect and become bigger and then slide down the glass back into the soil like precipitation or rain to be re-absorbed by the roots of the planting.And so this process goes on and on in nature which is known as the Water Cycle.