In recent years, in some states, it has become common practice to have school greenhouses in order to teach the children different things. Of course, there is a debate as to whether every school should have on or not and that debate rages on. If you are parent that can’t make up your mind whether greenhouses at your child’s school are important for learning, read on below for some of the top benefits of having a greenhouse on school property and what it can bring to the children.
Allows for Hands-On Learning
School greenhouses can provide a ton of hands-on learning that isn’t often taught in schools these days. It takes the kids out of the books and puts them where they can work with their hands and learn as they do. Something that is very important in today’s world. Whether it’s math, social studies, or English class, there is plenty that can be taught in a greenhouse that relates to every subject your child is studying, plus it gives them experience in something important in today’s uncertain world and economy.
Let’s Nature be the Teacher
While it may not be outside in the sun, school greenhouses can teach by letting nature be the teacher. Just the experience of seeing a seed that they watered and nurtured come to life and be a plant or food is worth a million hours studying from a book. Not only can this let nature be the teacher, it can also teach your child the value of food and how to be environmentally friendly and give back to the earth from which the food or plants came.
For more information on school greenhouses, contact the professionals at Atlas Greenhouse for help and answers to any of your questions.