Computer Science Through Home Gardens
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Laura Velazquez MAXIMO CANCINO GOMEZ
See how creating small home gardens helped students forced into remote learning by COVID-19 learn about subjects such as ecology, computer science and calculus, and how they used their knowledge to design, program and analyze the plant growing system.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Mac
|Topic:||Maker activities & programs|
|Subject area:||Computer science, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Additional detail:||Student presentation|
The main challenge was to adapt, each home is different with special conditions, therefore each student had to propose a modular design that mus fit almost in any garden using the most common to find objects to build the garden.
Arduino and sensors are needed to monitor, sense study each special garden condition and apply mathematical equations that help to improve their gardening techniques such as sunlight, water, nutrients or else.
We based our home gardening lesson plan using the Growing-minds information to support our self learning activities. https://growing-minds.org/garden-lesson-plans/
Based on kidsgardening.org " Inspire students' natural curiosity and wonder with hands-on learning experiences and inquiry-based exploration" https://kidsgardening.org/lesson-plans/
Students keep record using instructables.com
LaRue, Paul. Lane, Sarah. Taft, Hope. Empowering people and communities around the corner and around the world. The Tandana Foundation. Refered from https://0201.nccdn.net/1_2/000/000/145/229/Community-Gardens-Lesson-Plan.pdf
Neujean, April . How Teachers Can Include School Gardens in the Classroom Curriculum. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County. Refered from https://healthy-food-choices-in-schools.extension.org/how-teachers-can-include-school-gardens-in-the-classroom-curriculum/
Engineer in Biotechnology and Geography, Ecology and Lab Teacher at "Prepa Anáhuac Mérida" High School.