Project Description

We designed a terrarium for a bearded dragon that more accurately represented its natural habitat.

 

Goals

Our goal for this project was to improve the bearded dragon tanks. We wanted them to have more room to walk around and hunt for their food because exercise and enrichment are important.

Content: The top 3 things I learned from this showcase were:

Koreynne:

  • The natural habitat of a bearded dragon
  • How to create tank for a bearded dragon that mimics its natural habitat
  • That a bio active tank is better for the bearded dragon

Bri:

  • What plants are safe for bearded dragons
  • What substrate to use
  • How a bioactive terrarium works

Culture: This project relates or connects to my family, background, peers, community or my own personal interests in these ways:

Koreynne:

I am excited to be able to share my experience and knowledge with others. One of my family members has reptiles so I will be able to help my own family. I did not have much experience with reptiles before this and wanted to overcome my fears of lizard-like reptiles.

 

Bri:

I picked this project because I have two bearded dragons at home and already knew a lot about them. I saw that the ones we had here needed a bigger tank and happened to have an extra at home. This project relates to my future because in the next year I would like my lizards to be in a bioactive terrarium also and now I know where to start.

Metacognition: In reflection, one thing that I would have done differently during my journey with this showcase is:

Koreynne:

If I did this project again, I would not put a male and female bearded dragon together because we had problems with them fighting.  I would partner with someone that I shared common days at school. I would research first what materials work better in the terrarium.

 

Bri:

If I could do this project again I would probably make both tanks the same size as the bigger one because the more room they have, the better.

Social/Emotional: One thing I am most proud of by completing this showcase is:

Koreynne:

I able to somewhat overcome my fears of lizard-like reptiles.  I was proud of the fact that working with a partner, I was able to overcome my anti-social personality. I am proud that I was able to gain experience with a different type of animal than usual.

Bri:

I’m the most proud that the bearded dragons have a bigger tank because they are very active animals and they really needed room to walk around and to hunt for their bugs.

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