H2Grow is the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s latest Purple Plow challenge. Running through July 31, the interactive program challenges students in grades 5-12 to research, design, construct, test and report on a means of using waste from an aquatic animal growth system (like a small fish farm) as beneficial nutrients in a plant growth system (like a garden).
H2Grow is great for middle- or high school teachers looking for experiential learning opportunities, either virtually or in a classroom. It’s also a great fit for 4-H clubs or other youth groups interested in exploring and learning through hands-on experience.
Learn more and see examples of previous challenges at the Purple Plow website and in this video. The top three entries will win a 3-D printer and a Visa gift card to help buy supplies for future challenges.
If you’re short on time, check out the ‘puzzlers’ — hands-on STEM activities that can be completed in just a couple hours. They’re designed to sharpen critical and creative thinking through ag-related activities and follow the Purple Plow’s engineering design steps: create, test, improve and share.
The Purple Plow Challenge is special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and made possible through generous support of our title sponsor, Corteva Agriscience.
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