Common Core Standards
Hawaii State Science Standards
SC.3.2.1 Describe ways technologies in fields such as agriculture, information, manufacturing, or communication have influenced society
Next Generation Science Standards
3-5-ETS1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
5-ESS3 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity http://www.nextgenscience. org/pe/5-ess3-1-earth-and- human-activity2. Become familiarized with hydroponics business models/plans. (Students will participate in a hands-on activity - after discussing Start-up Costs, and other factors involved in a successful Hydroponics business, have students work together to fill-out a short, basic business plan template. Leave time for sharing and discussion.)