Micro Hydroponics Activity Documents

Micro Hydroponics Activity Documents

Build your own Micro Hydroponic System with TeacherGeek. Our Build Guide will help you get started. Learn through experimentation, then evolve it using the Design & Engineering Process. This activity can be made even better
with materials from the recycling bin - craft micro greenhouses for your plant, or design water aeration pumps.

Start by building the example Hydroponic System, learning the basics of the Drip and Flood & Drain Systems.
Then, take your design to the next level with the optional Labs and Design and Engineering Challenges.

Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.

Out of the Classroom

This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Micro Hydroponic System, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker's fairs and after school use.

Looking for something with a little more classroom clout?
Check out the "In the Classroom" section below for classroom-ready document downloads.

 



Download the Out of the Classroom Build Guide

Build Guide - PDF
Build Guide - Editable Word Document

 


 

In the Classroom

Download the Classroom Overview

Brief overview about the TeacherGeek Micro Hydroponic System documents, activity procedure, educational alignment standards, concepts, vocabulary, background information, and supplementary resources.

Classroom Overview - PDF
Classroom Overview - Editable Word Document



 

 

 

Download the Build Guide

Build Guide - PDF
Build Guide - Editable Word Document

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Hydroponic Systems Worksheet

Learn about the history and different applications of hydroponic systems, from automated methods to the challenges of gardening in space, as well as photosynthesis. Excellent for in the classroom use with guided questions throughout.

Hydroponics Worksheet - PDF
Hydroponics Worksheet - Editable Word Document

 

 

 

Download the Labs Documents

After you complete the Example Hydroponic System Build, feel free to explore the optional labs. Learn about the acidity or basicity of a fluid in the pH Measurement lab, or craft the perfect macro-nutrient ratio to feed your seedlings in the Nutrient Solution Lab.

pH Lab - PDF
pH Lab - Editable Word Document

Nutrient Solution Lab - PDF
Nutrient Solution Lab - Editable Word Document

 

 

Download the Design & Engineering Challenges

With the optional Engineering Challenges, you can craft and improve your Micro Hydroponic System. Design, build, test and evolve different system configurations to compete and observe plant growth and yield. Remember, in design, you are never truly done - there is always a better solution!

Design & Engineering Challenges - PDF
Design & Engineering Challenges - Editable Word Document

 

 

 


Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook

Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.

Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Hydroponic Systems Engineering Notebook - PDF


Other useful resources:

Science & Math Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
Earth & Human Activity - MS-ESS3
From Molecules to Organisms:
Structures and Processes - MS-LS1 
Ecosystems:
Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - MS-LS2 , HS-LS2 
Engineering Design - MS-ETS1 

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