Vertical Farming

Is vertical farming a viable option to accommodate shrinking rural areas? Applying the concept of photosynthesis and homeostasis, budding scientists complete a 10-task unit to make their own conclusions. They complete experiments to observe the connection between cellular respiration and photosynthesis and research alternatives to traditional farming before completing a formal persuasive writing assignment.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Complete graphic organizers in a notebook to save as notes
  • Have learners record new vocabulary in a glossary and include a visual reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires specific lab materials to complete hands-on activities
  • Provides work examples of different levels of understanding
  • Offers links to written material and video to provide necessary academic information
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