Life on Planet Earth
Build a miniature terrarium, and learn about weather, ecosystems, and pollution



Grades 6-8 Co-ed (In-Person)

July 5 – July 8, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Time Updated 3/15/22)



In Life on Planet Earth!, get ready to learn about ecology: the science of how all organisms on Earth interact with each other and the environment! Because ecology requires an understanding of multiple fields, students will first learn about how geology and the astronomy of the solar system leads to weather patterns on Earth. Then, we will explore how these weather patterns affect the occurrence of biomes and the biodiversity of living creatures. Students will practice population ecology through calculations and data analysis. Then students will examine communities and ecosystems as they research and create presentations about ecosystems and build their own miniature terrariums! The course will conclude by exploring and debating possible solutions to global warming, pollution, and deforestation, all of which are continually changing the face of the Earth.

This STEM Academy-Interactive experience is led by top notch Jesuit High School and St. Francis students (with full adult supervision.)

Instructor: Charles Sander