The New Lemonade Stand

Posted by Amy Storey on February 18, 2015

Old fundraising projects are tired.

I grew up in a neighborhood flanked on two sides by schools. While having students around kept the neighborhood lively and cheerful, we had so many schoolkid visitors selling wrapping paper, candles, and soup mixes that we started developing a tick every time we heard a knock on the door.

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Topics: In the Classroom

Getting Started with Classroom Hydroponics

Posted by Amy Storey on October 6, 2014

"Classroom Hydroponics is a great idea, but..."

A few months ago, the team here at Bright Agrotech glimpsed the potential of hydroponics as a classroom tool, and we began to explore it.

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Topics: In the Classroom

Educator Spotlight: Oliver Schinkten Inspires Student Creativity with Classroom Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on September 11, 2014

Classroom Aquaponics

As you may have noticed by increased news coverage and social media chatting, more and more people are taking advantage of the benefits offered by gardens in schools and classrooms.

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Topics: Spotlights, In the Classroom

Classroom Gardening: Hydroponics or Aquaponics?

Posted by Amy Storey on September 2, 2014

Hydroponics or Aquaponics? 5 Differences to Help You Choose

We've already discussed how hydroponics can amplify your teaching techniques and boost creative student thinking.

I haven't spoken to a single educator yet who wasn't thrilled about the idea.


Reminder...

Hydroponics = growing plants without soil using a nutrient solution (fertilizer)

Aquaponics = growing plants AND fish without soil using the fish waste as a nutrient solution.


If you loved hydroponics, chances are you'll be enthralled with aquaponics.

Even so, hydroponics could still be the right decision for you.

Which is Best for Your Classroom Gardening Project?

Here are five differences between hydroponics and aquaponics that will help you choose the best method for your classroom.

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Topics: In the Classroom

6 Reasons to Teach Hydroponics in the Classroom

Posted by Amy Storey on August 25, 2014


Hundreds of educators around the globe use hydroponics in their classrooms. And we've had the privilege of working with dozens of them! They've implemented this Soil-Less Science technique into their classroom curriculum is producing great results... but why?

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Topics: In the Classroom

Free Webinar: "Growing STEM Curriculum with Soil-Less Science"

Posted by Perry Baptista on August 21, 2014

Teaching STEM Through Hydroponics?

In previous posts, we've discussed why you should be using hydroponics in the classroom and even highlighted one of our most innovative educators.

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Topics: In the Classroom

Educator Spotlight: Bob Hooper and the Farm on Wheels

Posted by Perry Baptista on August 19, 2014

Inspiring Creativity with the Farm on Wheels

As you read in our previous post on Teaching Hydroponics in the Classroom, there are a lot of passionate educators out there instilling creativity and innovation in their students.

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Topics: Spotlights, In the Classroom

Benefits to Teaching Hydroponics in the Classroom

Posted by Perry Baptista on August 15, 2014
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Topics: In the Classroom, Hydroponics

Spotlight on Oshkosh North High School Aquaponics

Posted by Chris Michael on August 12, 2013

Bright Agrotech Spotlight Series

Our Spotlight Series seeks to highlight innovative and creative projects in aquaponics, vertical farming and sustainable agriculture. A few times a month we'll be featuring these types of projects on both our blog and YouTube channel.

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Topics: Spotlights, In the Classroom

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