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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
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac
Topic: Maker activities & programs
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
Innovative Designer
  • Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

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

Supporting research

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/

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Presenters

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Laura Velazquez, Prepa Anáhuac Mérida
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MAXIMO CANCINO GOMEZ, PREPA ANAHUAC MERIDA

Engineer in Biotechnology and Geography, Ecology and Lab Teacher at "Prepa Anáhuac Mérida" High School.

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