Engineering a Chicken Coop
The transformation of chicken coup plans from 2D to 3D
Examples of student chicken coops
Student model chicken coop
Student chicken coop made of cardboard and craft sticks
Samples of soil collected from outside
Student work about food waste on display in the classroom
Design a Terrarium
Testing plant growth under red-blue LED
Learning how plants grow under red/blue LED light
Example of an open-air, student-made terrarium
Engineering a Beehive
A door to the beehive is designed so that students can check on their bees.
Importance of Light
Students investigate different light sources available for their urban farm and conclude which light source is best for plant growth.
Students watch in amazement as they test their irrigation system
Students design an irrigation system that effectively and efficiently waters the plants in their urban farms. Students consider the use of rain and providing the right amount of water to each plant.
Choose Your Site Type
Student elects to use the ground-level farm plot design
Students decide to design and build a ground-level urban garden.
Designing Your Urban Farm
Students design their farm cutting a fish out of a sponge to represent the provision of nutrients to the plants
Students strategically arrange the crops in their urban garden model.
Students design an improved chicken coop to incorporate in their urban garden model.
Improving Your Urban Farm
Students incorporate an irrigation system and light source into their urban garden model.
Making use of store-bought plants to incorporate into urban garden models.
Students grow plants to incorporate into their urban garden model.
Final model with sustainable aquaponics where fish feces provide nutrients
Students prepare to showcase their urban farm to visitors
Final urban farm models, with informative posters behind them, sit awaiting visitors for the showcase.
Example of a final urban farm project
Final presentation with model vegetables growing in soil
Final urban farm with three plots
Final model using vertical farming and an irrigation system
Student presents on how waste can be used to help plants grow
Showcase day where student projects are visible to visitors
A student shows and explains his final urban farm model to a visiting guest.
Materials used to engineer a chicken coop