This year, my 7/8 math class will be building and maintaining aquaponic systems around our school. Aquaponics is the growing of fish, or other water-based animals, along with land plants in a controlled environment, to maximize the use of space, energy and nutrients. We plan to have a barbecue in April eating everything we grow, including the fish… unless the students decide we shouldn’t.
The kids will also be monitoring water chemistry with sensors and building robotic arms to feed the fish, controlling them from computer anywhere in the world!
Thanks to #fundforteachers and #mathforamerica, I’ve received a travel grant to study urban farming across Europe this summer. I teach grade 7/8 math and science and the plan is to build an aquaponics system in the hallway next year. Thanks to #captainplanet for the grant to buy the materials. The last article in this newsletter is a little more about the project we’re working on.
Fishing on the Upper East Side