Program

DIY STEM Hydroponic Program

Program features

  1. Integrated into the School Curriculum Programs
    Fits multiple subjects and learning areas in primary and secondary schools, explains relevant hydroponics/aquaponics knowledge with essential equipments, courses, and supporting materials
     

  2. Cross-curriculum
    Merges elements across multiple curriculums in primary and secondary schools, for both the Hong Kong Local Curriculum and International Baccalaureate (PYP and MYP), giving students a well-rounded learning experience
     

  3. Scientific Investigation
    Creates a space for students to develop and practice scientific methods, sharpen their investigative skills, and reflects on their learning
     

  4. Applied Learning
    Enlightens students about scientific topics that impacts their lives, and allows students to share relevant knowledge and skills with friends, family, and the community
     

  5. Creative Innovation
    Provides engaging and hands-on learning experiences to enhance students’ problem-solving skills

Program details

Demographic

Series

Content

Primary school

P.3 – P.6 (Local)

Y.3 – Y.6 (IB)

STEM Experiencing & Exploring

STEM Experiencing Program

  • Introduce knowledge of STEM by using hydroponics and aquaponics

STEM Exploring Program

  • Enable students to apply knowledge from STEM program to creatively solve problems

Secondary school

S.1 – S.4 (Local)

Y.7 – Y.11 (IB)

STEM Experiencing & Exploring

STEM Experiencing Program

  • Introduce knowledge of STEM by using hydroponics and aquaponics

STEM Exploring Program

  • Enable students to apply knowledge from STEM program to creatively solve problems

Teachers

STEM Teaching

STEM Teacher Training Program

  • Equips teachers with sufficient STEM teaching material and knowledge, providing a learning experience to feed into their teaching

Parent and child

STEM Family

STEM Family Activity

  • Encourage bonding time for families, and allow parents to nurture their child’s interest in STEM

STEM Competition

  • Encourages students to apply their knowledge of investigative, and inventive skills

STEM Exchange Program

  • Provide students with opportunities to learn about the latest STEM inventions abroad

STEM Experiencing Program for primary schools

Unit 1

Elements for seeds germination

✓ Learn the vital components for seeds germination

Science

Unit 2

Hydroponics and its system
✓ Introduce the hows and whys of the hydroponic system

Engineering

Unit 3

Plant nutrition
✓ Learn the relationship between plant growth and nutrition

Science

Unit 4

Renewable energy in hydroponics
✓ Explore and apply the use of renewable energy in hydroponics

Technology

Unit 5

Light and plants
✓ Understand the relationship between light spectrums and plant growth

Technology

Unit 6

pH & plants

✓ Understand the relationship between pH and plant growth

Technology

Unit 7

Data processing

✓ Use data of plant growth to make graphs

Mathematics

STEM Experiencing Program for secondary schools

Unit 1

Introduction to seed germination
✓ Experiment with the science behind seed germination

Science

Unit 2

Hydroponics and its system
✓ Experience assembling a hydroponic system

Engineering

Unit 3

Photosynthesis and nutrient solutions
✓ Understand the relationship between photosynthesis and nutrient solution

Science

Unit 4

Energy conversion in hydroponics
✓ Explore how solar power is harnessed and converted into electricity for hydroponics

Engineering

Unit 5

Light and plants
✓ Understand the relationship between light spectra/intensity and plant growth

Technology

Unit 6

pH and plants

✓ Learn about ideal planting pH and experiment with how different pH can affect plant growth

Science

Unit 7

Data processing and presentation

✓ Collect and interpret data of plant growth, and present with graphs

Mathematics

STEM Exploring Program for primary & secondary schools

Unit 1

Introduction of computational thinking (CT)

✓ Understand the hows & whys of CT

Technology

Unit 2

Coding and its interface I

✓ Learn basics of logic & commands

Information Technology

Unit 3

Introduction of creating command objects

✓ Use code to command objects

Information Technology

Unit 4

Coding and its interface II

✓ Learn how to create projects with multiple commands

Information Technology

Unit 5

Automated hydroponic system

✓ Automate hydroponic system with multiple commands

Information Technology

Unit 6

Makers Lab I

✓ Understand basic electrical components

Engineering

Unit 7

Makers Lab II

✓ Automate hydroponic system with multiple objects

Engineering

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