School gardening is taking the educational world by storm - and for good reason. But as an educator new to classroom gardening, the concept of encorporating something so physical into your classroom and lesson plans can be daunting.
Whether it's a task newly assigned to you, or a new program you've personally inspired your school to begin, you may have questions like "what can I teach with hydroponics?" and "how do I make it an impactful experience for my students?"
The good news is, we have the answers. And so does the growing community of soil-less science eduators. This free download will provide you with an engaging discussion plan to complement a reading on Nutrient Cycling and Decomposition.
Use this discussion plan to define difficult vocabulary and test student understanding with critical thinking questions.
- Test student comprehension of "Nutrient Cycling and Decomposition"
- Discuss organisms that can break down labile and refractory compounds
- Define detritus, detritovore, biogeochemical cycle, and other advanced vocabulary