We are Lyndsay, Nicole, and Sofi, with LCS RISE. We are super excited to begin collaborating with you on this project. Our class has learned so much about plant science through our Urban Farm, but look to expand our knowledge with your guidance. The Everett Taylor Urban Farm at Mass Market is placed in an FDA food desert. Our mission is to share agriculture with the community. At the Urban Farm we grow over 50 varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables only in coconut coir, a hydroponic grow medium. Coconut coir differs from soil, in that soil has nutrients, and coconut coir does not. Due to this, we are experiencing difficulties with our seedlings. They are not developing into strong and healthy plants in this grow medium. We hope to solve these problems and learn much more through our collaboration with you. Thank you in advance for agreeing to share your knowledge with us!
Lyndsay, Nicole, and Sofi
It very captivating from the students, as they are very excited and eager to start their project.
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Your contribution at any level will go directly toward increasing capacity to serve more teachers and students and it will help to sustain the program. Get a print copy of the book Inquiring About Plants: A Practical Guide to Engaging Science Practices by Uno, Sundberg and Hemingway with a donation of $30 or more.
Interested in expanding open inquiry opportunities in the classroom?
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1502892.
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“I liked that we didn’t know what was going to happen before we did the experiment. Instead of being taught something and then just doing an experiment to prove it, we made an attempt to find out what would happen ourselves.”
- PlantingScience Student
“At every opportunity, all involved kept reminding my students of the process that real science requires. This helped me to convince my students that they are really doing science - not just play acting until some future date.”
- PlantingScience Teacher
“It is a lot of fun interacting with students from an age group I don’t have the chance to spend a lot of time with. It is a good reminder of where public knowledge of plant science stands, and a great opportunity for me to practice explaining key concepts in a simple and straightforward way.”
- PlantingScience Mentor