by Josiah, age 11

So how this works, is the aero in aeroponic stands for air. Hydro in hydroponic stands for water. Aqua in aquaponic stands for aquaculture which means life. And ponics, in the last part of each word, means to grow.

These plants grow so much better than a regular garden, they also use 95% less water. That is great because that means you don’t need to water it every day. Also there are no pesticides so that every thing you eat wont get you sick. Oh wow this is the best part, you can do this in space with 0 gravity wow! And that is why NASA is wanting to do this. Instead of bringing 880 pounds of food and 465 gallons of water per astronaut, the astronauts can grow a ton of stuff in space with aeroponic gardening.