With the improvement of living standards, our requirements for food are becoming higher and our dependence on green food is gradually increasing. However, due to unpredictable weather conditions, lack of water, fertilizers, and limited soil conditions, crop cultivation poses challenges for farmers. The emergence of hydroponic cultivation has effectively solved the difficulties of crop cultivation.
Bringing hydroponic cultivation into the classroom is a very meaningful activity, allowing students to experience the natural growth process of plants, improve teamwork and scientific exploration abilities. So how can students understand the characteristics of hydroponic plants, observe their growth process, and attract more students' interest in hydroponic courses? Establishing a hydroponic classroom can perfectly solve these problems.
A hydroponic classroom is a small hydroponic planting factory built indoors using hydroponic equipment for students to visit and learn. Hydroponics, also known as soilless cultivation, is an agricultural production technology that uses nutrient solutions and supporting facilities to grow crops without soil. It is of great significance for schools to carry out hydroponic education courses as an important part of implementing "green education".
Is it difficult to establish a hydroponic classroom? What do you need to prepare?
We have many options for hydroponic planting equipment, such as hydroponic tower systems, ZIP systems, and NFT systems.
The hydroponic tower system is the most commonly used planting system, which can meet the needs of soilless planting and is highly ornamental. It is also very suitable for hydroponic classrooms. The rotating tower system can allow crops to receive uniform light in all aspects, resulting in better crop growth.
The NFT system provides nutrients and water for plants by allowing the roots of crops to grow in plastic pipes or fixed channels. The NFT system is used to plant small leafy vegetables, and the biggest advantage of hydroponic cultivation of these crops is their fast growth rate, which can grow multiple crops within a year.
The ZIP system is a highly efficient vertical space utilization hydroponic system. Single sided ZIP systems are popular for indoor small-scale planting, and there are also ZIP system projects that can be used for large-scale planting. The ZIP system can be equipped with plant growth lights indoors to help crops grow better.
The advantages of hydroponic cultivation are very significant, and hydroponic classrooms are beneficial for students to learn more about hydroponic knowledge. Due to the fact that plants can obtain sufficient water and nutrients in hydroponic systems without spending too much energy developing complex root systems, they can provide fresher and healthier plant products with shorter time and higher yields.
The hydroponic classroom can fully leverage the educational role of agricultural culture and truly influence the formation of students' good character through labor education. Enable students to understand the characteristics and varieties of hydroponic plants in practice, and how to add nutrients to hydroponic plants. Students can experience the process from soil cultivation to hydroponic cultivation, and feel the joy of it. This process can greatly enhance students' scientific observation and practical abilities.