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FARM IN A BOX

Grow Kit

The “Farm in a Box Grow Kit” is an innovative educational tool designed to bring the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture directly into the classroom. This compact kit equips students with everything needed to grow plants using soil and LED lighting, providing a hands-on learning experience that highlights the importance of light, water, and nutrients in plant life cycles. As students nurture their plants, they gain practical insights into ecological responsibility and the science of plant growth.

Farm in a Box Grow Kit” not only educates but also inspires students to explore innovative solutions in food production and environmental sustainability.

Hands-On Learning

Students learn best by doing. Our Farm in a Box grow kit focuses on giving students the hands-on experience they need to build their skills and discover their passions through project-based learning.

Designed by  Experts

Our learning resources for the kit are designed by industry experts who work in the industry and have deep insights into skills students should be building to be the valuable talent pool in the Agriculture and Food Industry.

Real World Problems

With our Farm in a Box Grow Kit we are teaching students to address the UNSDG Goals hands-on: (1) Food Insecurity (2) Sustainability (3) Employability and more.

Get hands-on Learning

Make learning fun with by giving students hands-on experience with the grow kit and related learning resources. 

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Earn Rewards and Badges

Gamify learning by measuring success of plant growth and harvests and competing classrooms. 

Learning Outcomes

Understand Basic Plant Biology:

  • Students will be able to describe the life cycle of a plant, including germination, growth, reproduction, and senescence.
  • Students will explain the role of photosynthesis and how plants use light, water, and nutrients to grow.

Explore Plant Needs and Growth Conditions:

  • Students will identify and describe the essential elements required for plant growth, including soil nutrients, water, and light.
  • Students will experiment with different light conditions using the LED light to observe and document their effects on plant growth.

Apply Agricultural Techniques:

  • Students will practice planting seeds, maintaining soil moisture, and managing plant health within the grow kit.
  • Students will evaluate the effectiveness of different planting techniques and soil compositions on plant growth.

Utilize Technology in Agriculture:

  • Students will learn how to set up and use LED lights for optimal plant growth, understanding the importance of light wavelengths and intensity.
  • In future iterations, students will program microbits and sensors to monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and soil moisture.

These outcomes aim to equip students with a practical understanding of botany, agriculture, and technology integration, fostering a holistic educational experience that blends science with real-world applications.

Integration of Agriculture and STEM

Mastery-based learning pathways to support students.

Integrating agriculture with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is transforming how we farm and produce food, making it more efficient and sustainable.

This combination opens up many career opportunities. By blending agriculture with technology and science, we’re preparing students for future jobs that help make farming smarter and more sustainable.

Precision Agriculture Specialist:

Utilizes technology such as GPS and drones to map field variability, allowing for precise cultivation, planting, and spraying, which enhances productivity and sustainability.

Smart Farming Technician

Implements and manages IoT-based technologies in farming operations, which involve sensors and devices that track everything from soil moisture to livestock health.

Agricultural Supply Chain Analyst

Leverages technology to optimize the supply chain for agricultural products, ensuring efficient transport and storage, minimizing waste, and improving food distribution systems.

Agricultural Robotics Engineer:

Develops and maintains robotic systems that automate tasks such as harvesting, planting, and weeding, improving efficiency and reducing labor costs.

Agritech Developer:

Creates software and apps tailored to the agricultural industry, such as farm management software, crop simulation models, and mobile applications for real-time monitoring.

Remote Sensing Analyst

Uses satellite imagery and aerial photography to assess crop health, monitor drought conditions, and manage agricultural resources from afar.

“My students love the Grow Kit!”

 

“As a middle school science teacher, integrating the ‘Farm in a Box Grow Kit’ into our curriculum has been transformative. This kit brought agriculture and STEM concepts alive in the classroom, engaging my students deeply. They enjoyed hands-on planting and using technology to monitor their crops, which enhanced their problem-solving and data analysis skills. This practical tool has made learning dynamic and exciting, inspiring my students to think like scientists. I highly recommend it for any classroom.”

 

Teacher