Grow Your Own Groovy Green Roof

Photograph of a hydroponic green roof made of sponges with green sprouts on top.

Did you know you can grow plants without soil? Hydroponics uses water and a growth medium to grow plants. NASA has been researching how to use hydroponics in space. The theme for our October subscription box, Water Works, is about how a future Mars Colony could grow their own food hydroponically. This investigation is all about making your own space …

Groovy Hydroponic Gardens Around the World

The advantages of hydroponic growing gardens and farms are gaining interest around the world.  Hydroponic gardens use less water than traditional farming, are environmentally friendly, and produce more plants, fruits and vegetables.  Also, they require less space and use less energy. The hydroponic method of growing can be accomplished through vertical gardens on urban rooftops, in closed domes and greenhouses, …

Groovy History: Roller Coasters

The first American roller coaster was actually a railway. The Mauch Chunk Switchback Gravity Railway (shown above) was built in the mountains of Pennsylvania in 1827. The track, originally built to send coal to the bottom of a hill, relied on mules to haul the empty cars back to the top of the hill. During non-peak hours, for one dollar, …

STEAM Education Delivered to Your Door

October 5, 2017 STEAM Education Delivered to Your Door: Ford Launches New Initiative to Engage Youth to Think Like an Engineer As part of Ford Motor Company’s commitment to STEAM education, the company is teaming up with Academics in a Box – designers of the award-winning Groovy Lab in a Box product line – to deliver an education kit right …