A #spacefarming anthroponics experiment by six young girls in Groningen

Last year, a group of 6 talented girls aged 10 to 13 years old starting hacking AstroPlant as a contribution to the global FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ‘Into Orbit’ programme. So far they’ve built the kit, programmed and tested out the sensors, added a new water circulation system, and experimented with urine (their own) to see the effects on plant health (a discipline called ‘anthroponics’). It appears that nightly urine is more suitable for plants than morning urine. Right now they’re in contact with one of the biologist volunteers in the AstroPlant network to improve their setup and advance their knowledge about the topic.

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