Aquaponics STEM Curriculum | Urban Green Farms | Australia
Our Australian Aquaponics Curriculum covers a range of different topics and subjects that fits perfectly into STEM education. We have tailored the learning outcomes for Australian schools and education facilities.
The course is broken up into four sections, one for each semester. The course is perfectly designed for grade 4 upwards, but can be adapted to be much more comprehensive for senior students. Read on for more details:
What does the STEM Aquaponics Curriculum cover?
Students will learn about “mini-ecosystems” and its similarity to the interactions between living organisms throughout Earth. The lessons also includes background information about aquaponics, related vocabulary, and more. The course also includes interactive and practical applications to Aquaponics.
This semester includes an in-depth review of the Nitrogen Cycle, and its importance to living organisms. There is also information related to other Earth cycles, 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.
Introduces students to the parts of plants, its life cycle, and its relationship in the carbon cycle. It also discusses the needs of all living organisms. Students are usually familiar with plants as they see them often, but may not understand the necessity of plants for all living organisms. They may see plants as food for themselves (fruits and veggies), though are unclear as to the cycle, and dead plants help the Earth’s ecosystems. The students should become familiar with the extensive vocabulary used in the lessons and the other concepts.
Semester two- part one
Introduces students to the life of organisms and specifically the various types of animal life cycles. A review of the needs of organisms is included, but the lesson mainly focuses on the stages related to three types of animal cycles: metamorphosis, egg-laying, and live births. Most students understand animals are born, live, and die, but may not understand the stages of an animal’s growth. The lesson includes information about life expectancy and a dead organism’s contribution to an ecosystem. The students should become familiar with the stages of the different life cycles and the related vocabulary.