Ideal Terrarium

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

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An artificial environment for Cope's Gray tree frogs, a versatile species

What do you want to get out of this project?


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Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

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How can I build a good artificial environment for tree frogs from scratch?


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.


Began habitat research
The Cope's gray tree frogs, despite the name, are actually well adapted to life on the ground and in low foliage. They can change color from a dull brown to a bright green in order to blend in, and have rather short tongues for close range hunting. As such a good habitat would simulate being in a bush, with plenty of hiding spots and perches.
March 12, 2021
Went shopping for materials
March 13, 2021
Began work on blueprints; decided to make a conversion kit instead of an entirely new terrarium
March 16, 2021


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Work Product Deliverables

Dimensions for the terrarium and a blueprint
March 17, 2021
Basic materials, including glass, corner pieces, hinges, and various organic materials for decoration
March 19, 2021
March 26, 2021
Add a light fixture to the terrarium(optional)
April 2, 2021
Work Product due
April 2, 2021

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Add a short description and cover photo

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Work Product

Was your project deep?


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

Was your project deep?

Did you project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?


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