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Aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate many facets of science, biology and botany. The Aquaponics Curriculum is designed for grades 7–10 and is an excellent tool for any teacher who is using or intends to use aquaponics in the classroom. The curriculum contains eight chapters:
- Aquaponics Systems and Designs.
- Water Quality.
- Plant Selection and Care.
- Fish Nutrition and Health.
- Plant Nutrient Requirements.
- Photosynthesis and Light.
- Seed Germination/Planting.
- Introduction to Fish Anatomy.
The Aquaponics Curriculum (BE12) includes an Educator's Guide and a student manual. The Educator's Guide consists of lesson plans and outlines, time periods, objectives, activities, required equipment, tests, answer keys and data forms. The Student's Manual (BE13) contains each complete lesson, data forms and test/review. Nelson and Pade, 2000.