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Friday, October 25, 2013

 
 
 

The Blooming of Project-Based Science

 

Green Peppers Grown Hydroponically

in the Classroom.

 
Concepts in Chemistry are learned and reinforced through projects, such as the Earth Stewardship Project. Project like these help provide both relevance and rigor to the learning environment. The project goals help to drive the learning as students become problem-solving experts in their pursuit of knowledge and understanding. The intrinsic motivation to learn is reinforced through hands-on and inquiry-based scientific research.
 
 
 


 Aquaponics experimentation is ground-breaking new research that is being conducted in the classroom.  It could result in new solutions to achieve the goals of the Earth Stewardship Project.

 
 
 

 A Classroom Greenhouse provide the means for students to do research on different soil mediums, while looking for a mixture of potting soil, vermicompost and organic fertilizer that will maximize crop production.

 
 
 
 
Classroom Worm Farms are at the center of
the research conducted during the Earth Stewardship Project.  Students investigate the means to increase production of vermicompost from each farm. These farms provide the necessary organic material that is harvested and processed into nutrient-rich worm tea.  The liquid organic fertilizer that is produced is one of the essential ingredients needed to insure a successful crop production.



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