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Hydrogarden Science Fair Experiment

See how to do a hydrogarden science fair experiment.

Steps for Doing
A Science Fair Project

Free Ideas & Experiments

For Fun and Interest

Hydrogarden science fair projects are among the things that make science fun and interesting.

It is entirely easy to start this kind of project.

As a matter of fact, even students in grade school can do it and they will definitely have a great learning experience.

A Set of Simple Ideas to Start With

When contemplating a science fair project it is important to use plants to grow in a way that it will have relevance to the investigator’s lifestyle.

The use of crops that the investigator and his or her family enjoy is a good place to start. Plants that require the least amount of space like those that need only 1 sqm to 2 sqm to grow (e.g. tomato, cucumber, cabbage, beans, broccoli, peas and squash) are good to consider.

Available materials other than the usual ones used as growing medium can be taken into account too. One can use fabric, saw dust, or oasis cubes to replace the usual water and paper towels.

Ornamental water-thriving low maintenance plants can be good plant choices for these hydrogarden science fair projects too. Lilies with bi-colored leaves, water cabbage, soft rush and the beautiful graceful cattail are great plant ideas.

Whether one chooses crops over ornamental plants for hydrogarden science projects both choices will equally be fun and beneficial for science learning. It can, as a matter of fact, spark any learner’s interest in the field of hydroponics and botany.

Hydrogarden Science Fair Projects: A Set of Simple Variables to Work on

For these set of experiment ideas, one will use 1 type of plant to grow. Let’s use lettuce as an example. The following will then be our variables:

  • Type of medium- water, oasis cubes, sphagnum moss, perlite and fabric. Be sure your plant will thrive on all of your chosen growing media.
  • Amount and type of light- natural light (hydrogarden science fair projects set up will be placed outdoors or on the window,) white light bulb, yellow light bulb.
  • CO2 Supply- regularly blow air onto the reservoir of chosen sets and do not do anything to the rest of the sets
  • Type of nutrient solution- DIY hydrogarden nutrient solution, store-bought nutrient solution, organic plant food

The sets of variables can be altered to do adjust to the type of plant chosen by the investigator. Also, these variable sets can be altered so the hydrogarden science fair projects will be performed in accordance to the data and the information gathered from research in the stage of hypotheses building.

image of hydrogarden at Chicago Botanical Gardents
Hydrogarden At Chicago Botanical Gardens

Renewable energy education in the classroom generally looks at renewable energy sources such as solar energy, hydroelectricity and wind power. What this means is that most projects related to this subject will focus on a singular energy source, but this is not your only option. You can also develop hybrid renewable energy projects that combine renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.

Award winning educational science kits frequently explore the field of chemistry. These kits allow your students to complete simple and complex chemistry experiments that include volcanic eruptions, cooking experiments and even the production of play slime.

Science activities can go one of two ways, it can inspire students to participate in class or it can discourage them from participating in class. In order to get your students to be more active in classroom lessons you need to look for exciting projects such as building and experimenting with salt water cars. This experiment and more are offered by educational science gifts which can be purchased to supplement your science curriculum.

Question: Dear Madeline

Some time ago you had something in one of your newletters about a science fair project dealing with chocolate. (coffee, cacao etc.) that one can use. Is it possible to forward the information to me. We would like to do something along that line for our next project. My Child is 12 years old.

E Leonarde

Answer: Elbie, I honestly don’t know where it is at.
There are about 5000 pages on the site and I hired a professional science writer
who just got her Phd to write the articles.

Go to and use the search button,
put in the word coffee, then try cacao if you cannot find it.

Here are a couple that I found. You may be able to find more:
Renal Function Science Fair Project and Science Fair Project on Foliage and Nutrients.