5 REASONS YOUR SCHOOL WILL LOVE CLASSROOM AQUAPONICS

Increased student engagement

One of the best pieces of feedback and insight we’ve received from students and teachers alike is that aquaponics can be utilized to teach throughout the entire school year and even throughout their entire educational career. The ability to teach different subjects through various aspects of the system and in varying degrees of depth means that aquaponics can provide stability in learning throughout the year. Being able to keep a commonality form subject matter to subject matter gives students a reference point for each new concept and shows them real world applications for each new subject matter. Any time that students get to interact and learn from the system is a great day for them.

Teaching STEAM subjects has never been so easy

One of the greatest benefits of classroom aquaponics is the ability to adapt interactive and fun lesson plans to enhance learning difficult STEAM subjects. Aquaponics is an ecosystem in a container. Whether you are teaching the foundational principles of life through photosynthesis or advanced genetic principles of biology, aquaponics is the perfect example of scientific principles in action. In learning with a living example students get a practical real life reference for how science works in nature from biology, to physics, to chemistry, ecology and environmental science.

In addition to the STEAM subjects, aquaponics can be used to teach health, nutrition, agriculture, entrepreneurship and anatomy. Aquaponics allows teachers a way to teach any subject in an interactive and progressive way.

Year-round teaching

One of the best pieces of feedback and insight we’ve received from students and teachers alike is that aquaponics can be utilized to teach throughout the entire school year and even throughout their entire educational career. The ability to teach different subjects through various aspects of the system and in varying degrees of depth means that aquaponics can provide stability in learning throughout the year. Being able to keep a commonality form subject matter to subject matter gives students a reference point for each new concept and shows them real-world applications for each new subject matter. Any time that students get to interact and learn from the system is a great day for them.

Students learn the rewards from caring for living organisms

As we’ve stated aquaponics is a living ecosystem in your classroom. This ecosystem consists of fish and plants that require oversight and care. The students learn to care and nurture their ecosystem. As a reward for their efforts, they can harvest food throughout the year and learn the benefits that can come from the responsibility of caring for fish and plants. Teaching kids responsibility is only one more skill-set that can be learned from having an aquaponics system in the classroom.

Practical knowledge in a burgeoning fields of the future

The way of farming is changing. The job market is shifting and the traditional skill-sets that were valued for the past few decades are not necessarily the skills that will be valued in the job market ten and twenty years from now. Aquaponics has been named one of the top ten professions of the future by FastCompany and Business Insider Magazines. By introducing students to aquaponics not only will they engage in learning the traditional subjects like never before they are becoming literate in a skill-set that is the way of the future. With farmers aging, farm acreage decreasing, and urban populations rising aquaponics is one of the leading solutions society will turn to as a solution to these issues. Having aquaponics in the classroom today is like having computers in the classroom 20 years ago. It’s a foundational instructional tool that is going to become commonplace in our society in a few short years. Those who adopt early with classroom aquaponics will be creating a bright and fulfilling future for their students.

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