Understanding the Water Cycle: Making a Terrarium

Human activity can affect the water cycle. Why is the water cycle so important for the balance of ecosystems? Students build a terrarium with small house plants, soil, charcoal and gravel. They decorate it with personal elements like rocks, pieces of wood, creating a mini landscape.

sciences words: water cycle.
art words: eco-art, temporary art.
materials: glass container, soil, charcoal, gravel.

Village Elementary School, 2nd grade, Campbell, CA, Spring 2015.
Montalvo Arts Center / Teaching Artists Program / 10 session project.