Tuesday, March 7, 2017

We build a terrarium and an aquarium

Do terrário ao aquário
From the terrarium to the aquarium


Environmental education becomes essential for an awareness that each person is responsible for building a fair and ecologically balanced world.
To invest in the change and transformation of thought, aiming the quality of life that is related to the preservation of nature.
The fauna and flora, as well as other environmental resources, play a role in the ecosystem and are indispensable for their balance.
Under the ERASMUS project, we can apply to the concept of the forest in the terrarium and the sea in the aquarium.


To develop respect attitudes with nature.
To awake an ecological awareness of preservation and nature respect, through the reuse of materials.
To aware children of the importance and development of animals, plants and nature, even in an urban environment.
Identify the advantage of plants and nature in human health, in the production of medicines and in human feeding.
Take advantage of the relationship between students and nature to encourage the perception of living beings development.
Contact with small aquatic animals.
Exchange experiences with children from other European countries.


Students from class 4th / 3rd D of EB1 / JI of Vale Pedras.

Contents to work

The importance of animals and their characteristics: wild and domestic - vertebrates and invertebrates - locomotion and body lining.
The importance of plants, their characteristics, constitution and functions.
Contact with the water, soil and nutrients needed for plants growth.


Construction of the aquarium.
Construction of the terrarium.
Classroom activities.


Terrarium: glass container; earth; various plants; stones; little houses.
Aquarium: glass aquarium; filter; air bomb; lighting; water; stones; plants; fishes; food.


The evaluation will be frequent, observing students involvement / participation and interest in the activity and in the environment.
Make sure students understand the importance of taking care of plants and animals and their benefits.
Placing the images on the blog.

Responsible Team

Teachers Ana Marta Cunha, Graça Pinheiro and Lucília Lisboa
Biologist Ana Simões

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