DISADVANTAGES OF AQUAPONICS – Distance Learning

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This is a reading resource about growing food through the use of aquaponic methods, which has increased in popularity over recent years. While it has several benefits in its role as an alternative to intensive agriculture methods, that does not mean that aquaponics is without disadvantages. The blog…

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This is a reading resource about growing food through the use of aquaponic methods, which has increased in popularity over recent years. While it has several benefits in its role as an alternative to intensive agriculture methods, that does not mean that aquaponics is without disadvantages. The blog, “The Walden Effect” examines and presents some of these points for consideration, allowing students to craft their own conclusions.

Suggested Teaching Methods:

1. Pair students to read and answer questions together.

2. Read as a class, then assign questions as a follow-up activity.

3. Assign each student a question(s) to answer and share.

4. Use as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher.

5. Utilize as an extra credit or homework activity for a related topic lesson.

Student Outcomes:

1. Students will examine the disadvantages of aquaponic systems.

2. Students will consider the impacts on and of fish in an aquaponic system.

3. Students will research the environmental effects of fish production.

Format:

– Fillable PDF for electronic sharing in the paperless classroom or printing

– Answer key included

– Hyperlink to research embedded directly in resource title for quick access

– Student short response questions

– Extension activity

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