Open-source teaching resources
This page offers a selection of open-source pedagogical materials in PDF format for teachers to use in hydroponics instruction in the classroom. Lesson materials are broken up into those intended for grades 6-12 and those intended for grades K-5.
Grades K-5 materials
|A colorful mnemonic table for helping young children to remember the spelling of “hydroponics”
|Hydroponics Word Search
|A letter scramble in which students search for words related to hydroponics
|Hydroponics: Can Plants Grow Without Soil?
|A lesson plan on using the hydroponic method to grow a bean plant from a seed
Grades 6-12 materials
|Farmworkers: Who Grows Your Food?
|A lesson plan to help students understand the food supply chain and how food travels from farm to table
|Among the Hidden Hydroponics Group Poster Project 1
|A project designed to build student understanding of hydroponics by explaining hydroponics to their peers in a poster presentation
|An overview lesson on the basics of growing plants without soil
|Growing Guide: Best Crops for Hydroponics
|A guide on determining the most successful plants to grow hydroponically
|Gardening Basics: Hydroponics
|A broad overview lesson in hydroponics
|Plants in Space Lesson Plan
|A lesson on the challenges of growing plants in space, which prompts students to think critically about the problem and possible solutions