The Water Garden
Do plants only grow in soil?
Are there different ways of doing hydroponics?
Is hydroponics a faster way to grow plants?
In The Water Garden workshop, children will look at 2 different hydroponics methods and see how to grow plants in a compact hydroponics system using water.
In this activity children compare both the Kratke and Air Pump methods.
Everyone has done gardening. Everyone knows how to dig a hole and plant a plant but not everyone knows how to grow a plant without soil... but we do!
Welcome to Sustainable STEM! In this workshop, children will learn how plants can grow without traditional gardening methods. They will also be able to use scientific analysis to determine which is the more efficient way of growing plants, in soil or in water.
Our hydroponics kits are compact but mighty! Children will plant one plant each* in the hydroponic unit. They will learn about how to feed the plants without fertiliser, they will learn how to measure the growth of the plants and they will be able to compare two different hydroponic methods.
All equipment is provided in this compact but mighty box!
After a 4 week period, your group will be able to harvest their crop and make a salad or just much away on some lettuce leaves, turning this experiment into a delightful community feast!
What's even better is that you get to keep the hydroponics system and can continue growing plants or vegetables whenever you like to extend upon the experience.
Every hydroponics workshop will also come with all regular documentary inclusions as well as a Beyond the Beanstalk instructional video.
Go on, what are you waiting for? Book today to secure this Sustainable STEM experiment.
Who knows, maybe you'll be able to grow a beanstalk!
1 x STEM Presenters (approximately 1-1.5 hour workshop).
1 x Creatures of the Water Garden (Aquaponics) presentation/workshop.
1 x risk assessment.
Resources for up to 30 children
1x Aquaponics kit (contact us about additional pricing for larger groups).
1 x PDF Educator Resource (includes Snapshot of workshop, Analysis of Learning, Follow on activity ideas and links to EYLF or MTOP and the NQF).
This workshop can be modified for each age group, please specify on booking form.
Sunny spot hydroponics unit to live (should you not have a sunny outdoor spot available, you can add on a grow light when making your booking. Grow lights are priced at $60 +GST per unit but receive for $30 with hydroponics workshop)
Access to water