Image of many plants in a greenhouse
Science
Grades
6-8

Grow it Green

How can we reduce the impact of our food-growing systems on the environment?

Project Summary

The world has limited resources and an ever-growing population. Meeting people’s nutritional needs in a sustainable way requires innovative thinking. In this project, students design an experiment (grounded in research on sustainable gardening practices) that tests two approaches to growing vegetables (e.g., traditional versus hydroponic). Students communicate their findings in a lab report and then produce a photo essay that educates local gardening groups about sustainable food production.