Get Ready for Earth Day!
Earth Day is just around the corner! Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and it is a great time to think about all the wonderful things the Earth provides for us! Precipitation (rain), air to breathe, etc. The earth’s atmosphere makes it so we have air to breathe and creates and atmosphere in which we can have rain and the water cycle. The rain from the water cycle provides water for us drink, keeps the Earth cool, and waters plants and gardens!
Clean out the clear container and lay sideways. Fill with soil so that it reaches just the bottom rim of the opening of the jar.
Sprinkle seeds and lightly press into the soil.
Pour a small amount of water onto the soil to lightly coat the top layer.
Keeping the container on it’s side, close the lid and place your terrarium on a window sill. It needs to be in sunlight to work!
Now here, patience is a virtue! You will not need to re-water or re-open your garden. The warmth of the sun will cause condensation (drops of water) to form inside the container. Then, those drops of water will fall and will re-water the soil. After a week of so, you should start to see your garden grow! This is a great learning activity to do with your kids to teach them about the water cycle! Your kids will be sure to buzz with excitement as the plants begin to grow!