Advanced Placement / Environmental Science

Weather in a Terrarium

In this lab, students will design and conduct an investigation of weather using a closed system, weather sensor, and light sensor to help identify independent variables, dependent variable, and controlled variables.


Student Files

15_Weather_in_a_Terrarium_S.docx 698.29 KB
15_Weather_in_a_Terrarium_S.pdf 128.41 KB
ENVSCI_15_Weather_in_a_Terrarium.spklab 394.32 KB

Featured Equipment

Light Sensor

Wireless Light Sensor

The Wireless Light Sensor provides live data for light level (lux), illuminance, UV Index, and color intensity.

Weather Sensor with GPS

Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS

This sensor is packed with 19 different measurements, including GPS, that can be monitored live or collected over the long term.


A single polycarbonate chamber designed to integrate sensors for controlled-environment experiments such as fermentation and plant / cricket respiration.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #15

Advanced Environmental & Earth Sciences

Weather in a Terrarium