Classroom Hydroponics

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Ideal for grades 3-5, in this lesson students will grow plants from seeds to harvest in their own simple hydroponic systems.

After completing this experiment, students will understand:

  • The basic needs of plants and how they can grow them through hydroponic systems

Resources included:

  • Lesson plan

Required resources:

  • Empty soda bottle (1 per group of 2-3 students), clean and pre-cut to separate top from bottom
  • Coconut coir (available at gardening store and Amazon)
  • Yarn
  • Seeds (basil, lettuce, spinach)
  • Cotton wool
  • Aluminum foil
  • Hydroponic Fertilizer (e.g. General Hydroponics FloraGro, available on Amazon)