Aquaponics and Hydroponics

Segment: 8. Plant Culture & Propagation, Standard: Manage water conditions for plant growth. (Pathway II.A.3)
Segment: 10. Environmental Service Systems, Standard: Apply principles and practices of sustainable agriculture to plant production (i.e., describe sustainable production). (Technical II.C.4)

Description

Aquaponics and hydroponics involve the production of plants using water intensive systems. Two examples of aquaculture are aquaponics and hydroponics. Water testing, maintaining water quality, and proper balance of nutrients is essential for using these kinds of growing systems.

These are alternative methods of plant production. Hydroponics and aquaponics systems have many costs as well as benefits.

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Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Demonstration, Field Trip, Resource People, Experiment, Supervised Study

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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