Growing And Learning: Second Grade Class Studies Hydroponics
As of today, Mrs. Hahn’s second grade class will be conducting an experiment. They will be growing different types of lettuce, kale, rainbow chard, and herbs hydroponically in a plant tower donated to their class by DC grandparents Mike and Karen Ewald.
The students were excited to receive their own seeds and basket to place in the tower garden. The baskets were filled with rockwool as a growing medium. Students dropped in a few seeds and then covered the seeds with vermiculite. Next up, they placed them in the plant tower which will provide all the water and light the plants need to grow right in their classroom.
They expect to be able to harvest their crop within four to six weeks.
“I love this idea and would love to see more plant towers in the elementary,” said DCES Principal Rich Garrett. “There is an entire educational aspect that goes beyond the fun of planting. It teaches our students about healthy living and eating well.”
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”