Plant Producer Educational Hydroponics System

Grow production-level quantities of greens while addressing key plant science, STEM and sustainability efforts with the award-winning Plant Producer Educational Hydroponics System. Its three vertical shelves connect to a single water source, enabling equal nutrient allotment and concentrated growth on each level. Add student engagement, career exploration, STEM lessons and more with this Plant Producer Educational Hydroponics System. This system includes starter kit materials and user guides so you can begin growing right away. Use our hydroponics educational systems to engage more students in agriculture, FCS and science programs. Additionally, you can incorporate STEM concepts into your curriculum; and teach the relevant, in-demand skills that today’s careers require.

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  • System control panel with sensor monitoring
  • Plant sites: 42
  • LED grow lights
  • Fans
  • Water pump
  • 7-gallon water tank
  • Grow medium sponges
  • Reusable grow cups
  • Germination tray, seeds, and rockwool
  • Four swivel casters
  • 1-year limited warranty


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


  • Dimensions: 74” x 31” x 15”
  • Shelf Spacing (grow height): 20″ bottom, 12″ middle, 12″ top
  • Weight: 100 lbs.
  • Water capacity: one 7-gallon tank
  • Fans: two fans per shelf unit
  • Voltage: 120v, 60Hz


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 and Plant Producer hydroponics systems?

  • Both 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


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

4 reviews for Plant Producer Educational Hydroponics System

  1. Brent A Nelson

    The Plant Producer hydroponic system has been an amazing addition to our agriculture program. It is a great system for a beginner in hydroponics, and also a great system for someone who has more advanced knowledge of hydroponics. The user guide that is provided does a great job of giving you a step by step to successfully setting up the system. It also does a good job of giving you the information needed to maintain the produce from start to harvest. I would definitely recommend the Plant Producer hydroponics system to anyone interested in starting or expanding hydroponics in their program.

  2. John Hammond

    Outstanding! This Plant Producer Hydroponic System is a self contained unit that will help students understand the most basic principles of Hydroponics while also providing a hefty amount of space for plant growth. If you are looking for a product that not only produces but has a sleek look and is an eye catcher for your school, this is it! My students have really enjoyed getting to use this system to further their knowledge of hydroponics and plant growth!

  3. Justin McDowell

    This product is an excellent choice!! The Plant Producer Hydroponic System has been an awesome addition to our Elementary STEAM and Agriculture program. The elementary students have thoroughly enjoyed working with this unit to produce lettuce that they can eat here at school. We have been able to compare the number of plants grown in this system to our raised bed gardens as well as an aquaponics system. In the STEAM setting, this has allowed us to collect and compare data on the same plants in different growing mediums and systems. This unit looks great in the school and doesn’t take up much space. The increase in knowledge of hydroponics using this system has been awesome because the students are excited to see the unit each week and look at the changes in the plants.

  4. Katie Edwards

    This has been a great system to use in my classroom. It has leaked a few times but the customer service has been great with walking me through how to solve the problem. The only reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because the system has leaked. However the problem is solved and it’s working great.

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