Urban Green Farms is the leading provider of educational courses for Primary and Secondary schools across Australia for Aquaponics and Hydroponics. Our bespoke course guide is applicable for students in Primary school grades 2-6 and Secondary students Years 7-12. Each of the courses are designed to support learning outcome requirements for both traditional classroom subjects and STEM.
Our course ensures that we cover a range of topics from plants & organisms, animal life cycles, ecosystems, PH and nitrogen, social impact effects, sustainability and more. Our courses are also continuously being updated and improved.
Our aquaponics Course
Aquaponics is a natural fit for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classroom, providing hands-on, practical, and integrative learning opportunities for students (and teachers).
The course is perfectly designed for grade 4 upwards, but can be adapted to be much more comprehensive for senior students. Students will learn about “mini-
ecosystems” and in-depth review of the Nitrogen Cycle, and its importance to living organisms. There is also information related to other processes, and ecosystems, plus how pH measurements can be used to test water for different chemicals. The lessons also includes other pertinent information as well as related vocabulary and more.
Students will learn about the science behind plants and what they need to grow. Students will learn about light and Photosynthesis, Water, Carbon Dioxide,
nutrients, environmental requirements, airflow and much more. Students will need to identify the key differences between Conventional farming and Hydroponic, whilst being able to establish advantages and disadvantages of each method; and apply them to real-world situations.