Plant Mini Educational Hydroponics System Class Pack (5-pack)

Allow students to take individual or small-group responsibility for growing a variety of plants with the Plant Mini Educational Hydroponics System Class Pack. The 5 desktop-size systems in each pack can all be used to practice 3 different hydroponics growth methods: Deep water culture, ebb and flow and microgreen. Incorporate STEM concepts into your curriculum and offer hands-on experimentation with these convenient systems.

$1,999.00

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Contents

Package includes:

  • 5 Plant Mini Educational Hydroponics Systems which each include:
    • Water tank
    • Lights
    • Fan
    • Water and nutrient access hole
    • Reusable grow cups
    • Mini germination domes
    • Grow cup cover
    • Rockwool
    • Grow mat
    • Starter seeds (brands may vary)
    • Ebb and flow tray
    • Microgreen tray
  • Access to online curriculum
  • 1-year limited warranty

Curriculum

Introduction to Hydroponics Curriculum

Lesson topics:
1. What is Hydroponics
2. Plant Life

Teaching hours: 2
Includes: Presentation slides, student activities, and pre- and post-assessments

Hydroponics Curriculum Sample

Hydroponics Curriculum Overview

Agriculture Curriculum Overview

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 24” x 18” x 20”
  • Weight: 32 lbs.
  • Shelf Spacing (grow height): 11″ top
  • Water capacity: four-liter tank
  • Fans: one
  • Voltage: 12vdc 3000mA

FAQs

Career Preparation

What careers can hydroponics help prepare students for? 

  • Potential career opportunities include: Nursery/Greenhouse Technician, Cultivation Manager, Agricultural Engineer, Agronomist, Irrigation Technician, Horticulture Instructor, Culinary/Food Service.

How are other teachers using hydroponics systems?

  • Our hydroponics educational systems are used to engage students in agriculture, FCS and science programs. They’re also used to incorporate STEM concepts into your curriculum and teach the relevant, in-demand skills that today’s careers require. Here is one example of a teacher’s experience. 

General Usage

What is hydroponics?

  • A method of growing plants without soil

I’m new to hydroponics. Where do I start?

Why are these hydroponics units right for me?

  • Our hydroponics units save space, use less water than traditional soil farming, speed up grow times, reduce chemical use, increase food security and provide career exploration opportunities as well as foster student engagement in the classroom

Are these units noisy?

  • No. They were created in response to educator requests for interactive growing systems that could be easily used in classroom settings. The noise level has been compared to a quiet white noise machine

What is the difference between the Plant Lab, Plant Producer and Plant Mini hydroponics systems?

  • All systems include reusable grow cups, a germination tray, seeds, rockwool, a 1-year limited warranty, LED grow lights and curriculum.
  • The Plant Lab System features 3 vertical shelves connected to individual water sources. This enables experimentation with different plants, water levels and nutrients on each level. More details are below:
    1. Plant sites: 33
    2. Shelf spacing (grow height): 10”
    3. One fan per shelf unit
    4. Three 2-gallon water tanks/one per shelf
    5. Weight: 75lbs
  • The Plant Producer System features 3 vertical shelves that are all connected to a single water source. This enables equal nutrient allotment and concentrated growth on each level. More details are below:
    1. Plant sites: 42
    2. Shelf spacing (grow height): 20” bottom, 12” middle, 12” top
    3. Two fans per shelf unit
    4. One 7-gallon tank
    5. Weight: 100lbs
  • The Plant Mini System Class Pack features 5 compact, desktop sized growing systems. These systems enable users to experiment with deep water culture, ebb and flow and microgreen varieties.
    1. Plant sites for each unit: 12
    2. Shelf spacing (grow height): 11” from the top
    3. One fan per unit
    4. Each unit has a four-liter water tank
    5. Each unit weighs 6.4 lbs.

Do you offer product support?

  • Yes! Our product support team is available M-F 8am-5pm Central Time via phone, email or chat. Contact customer support here

What other program support do you provide?

  • We offer free webinarsblogs and classroom resources to help your program succeed
  • Follow Realityworks on your favorite social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for other tips and tricks

Resources

Hydroponics: Know How to Grow Guide – Download

Blog – 5 Reasons to Bring Hydroponics Educational Systems to Your Classroom – Realityworks

Testimonial – New Tool Brings New Engagement Opportunities to Illinois Agriculture Classroom – Realityworks

Webinar – Getting Your School’s Buy-In for a Hydroponics Program

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