(Jackson, Kentucky) – Cathy McCune had her students designing and building Hydroponic systems in Breathitt County. While she originally thought this would be a good way for students to observe grow systems, the project blossomed in to a full fledged learning experience. Student teams researched possible systems. Designed their own systems. Presented their concepts in a classroom competition. Drew up specifications, constructed, ran, failed, and tried again.
It is amazing what a little plastic pipe, water and imagination can become. We sat down with Mrs. McCune to discuss the project and student learning.