Looking for ways to integrate the engineering design process, with plant science in a hands-on way, in an easily accessible way, for any context? In this workshop we will explore the history of hydroponics, compare the six main types of hydroponic systems, and use easily found DIY materials and the engineering design process to plan and build a hydroponics system for at home or school. Over two 1.5hr weekend sessions, we will discuss learning goals and spatial constraints, and using easily found repurposed materials, participants will collaboratively design, iterate and begin to build a system and set of project-based lessons adapted to your home and/or classroom space and curricula.
Participants will be sent a list of suggested materials to bring to the workshop – and we will get building on day one!
NOTE: This workshop takes place over TWO weekend days, May 9 10:00-11:30am, and May 16 10:00-11:30am. One ticket covers both days.