Environment Science Journal Foss Activity 1: Terrestrial Environments Set up Journal 1. Cover: Title (Environments), Author 2. 2. Note table of contents 3. Add page numbers 4. Add index letters Activity 1: Terrestrial Environments 1. Table of Contents and page heading Add Terrestrial Environments and page number in contents and make page heading 2. Guiding question: How will a terrarium environment change over time? 3. Diagram to make and suggested word bank for it: Terrarium Map with key Organism Environment Environmental factors Terrarium Factor Germinate Journal Living Map Nonliving Observe Surround Key words: Barley Corn Pea Radish Clover Potting Soil ˆ4. Observation sentence frames (when I…the) and suggested “good answer” When I plant a terrarium, the seeds will germinate if the environment is favorable. 5. “I wonder what would happen if” samples I wonder what would happen if I did not water the terrarium? I wonder what would happen if I watered it too much? I wonder what seed will sprout first? What seed would sprout last? I wonder which plant will grow best? I wonder what would happen if some terrariums were in the shade and some were in the sun? 6. Table Group Idea With your table, write an idea related to the guiding question for the activity. Make it a complete sentence. 7. Class Idea Combine comments from the groups into statements for the whole group to record. 8. Terms to define, then add to index a. Environment: everything that surrounds and influences an organism b. Environmental Factors: one part of the environment. An environmental factor can be nonliving, such as water, light, temperature, or chemicals, or living, such as a plant or an animal c. Organism: any living thing, including plants and animals d. Terrarium: a mini garden in an enclosed container 9. Conclusion Environmental factors determine the seed’s growth within a favorable terrarium environment.