Aquaculture Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has a master's degree in cancer biology and has taught high school and college biology.

Scientists from all over the world are working together to find ways to increase the food supply. Your students will learn about aquaculture as they watch a video, research aquaculture farms in different states, and complete a worksheet.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define aquaculture
  • Describe the pros and cons of aquaculture

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7

Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

Materials

  • Computer with projector
  • Student computers
  • Index cards with the name of a different state that has aquaculture farms on each one. From the NOAA website, in case you would like to highlight specific states: 'There is aquaculture in some form or another in all 50 states. The largest production states for marine aquaculture are Maine, Washington, Virginia, Louisiana, and Hawaii. The largest states for freshwater aquaculture are Mississippi (catfish) and Idaho (trout). Some facilities grow fish and shellfish on a commercial scale as food for human consumption while other facilities such as hatcheries produce fish and shellfish in support of commercial and recreational fisheries.'
  • Copies of the lesson worksheet
  • Poster Boards
  • Markers

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