Boston College, Massachusetts, researchers created an interdisciplinary hydroponic science curriculum to bring a farming experience to urban schools in low income areas. Students learn about science careers; the chemistry, physics, and physiology of plant growth; and economics of indoor hydroponic crop production. The project calls for 90 teachers to instruct 9,000 to 10,000 students through August 2018.
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