My students often ask me, "When am I ever going to use science in my life?" I tell them it is not the just the content that is important, but it is the way science requires you to approach problems that is truly valuable.
My students want tangible learning experiences that have real-world applications.
Students at my school have limited resources to engage in truly immersive learning in the science concepts that interest them. This is compounded by the fact that often times, even the essential supplies needed are not available.
This project is designed to work in conjunction with an aquaponics class currently being offered. These materials will be used to grow microgreens in our classroom.
Some of the most expensive things to buy are our perishable goods, why not show students how to grow some of their own at home?
Microgreens are very well suited to the classroom because they grow fast, are relatively low maintenance and show the entire cycle of growth, from planting to harvest in as little as two weeks.
Students will learn why microgreens are a good option to grow at home, from the nutrition aspects to the cost savings. They will also learn of business opportunities for microgreens in this urban setting.
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