Teachers across the United States are engaging their students in hands-on, project-based education through hydroponics. But what is hydroponics exactly, and why would a school need a hydroponics program?
With school hydroponics, students can grow tasty fruits and veggies with their teachers right in the classroom. If students enjoy learning STEM standards through projects, they’ll love it when you introduce hydroponics. School hydroponics presents SO many learning opportunities from science and engineering to math to language arts and social studies. Because students can build hydroponics units themselves (either individually or as a group), they’ll feel a unique sense of ownership and pride as they grow their own plants.
Growing towers are also the perfect solution for schools in areas that get a bit chilly during the winter. While classes may not be able to grow plants outside in the snow, the hydroponics units will remain perfectly happy inside. Because hydroponics can be climate-controlled, school hydroponics make food production and education possible any time of the year in any weather condition.
Plus, hydroponics also make it possible to grow in locations where poor soil conditions or limited space prevent growing plants traditionally in soil.
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