Intel® Future Skills: Homegrown Hydro

Project Overview: Design and construct a way to grow plants without soil, instead using the household materials of your choice.

Project Information:

  • Project Category: Global

  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate

  • Time Range: 45-90 minutes




A world of infinite possibilities. That is the Intel® Future Skills vision. And this is just the beginning of your journey toward innovative thinking and doing.

Welcome to the Homegrown Hydro project. Did you know you can grow plants without soil? This process is call hydroponics, and your challenge today is to build a soilless plant of your own using common materials you can find at home (or in the recycling bin).

When you are finished, share your design and feedback with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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