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Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 6
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
1.) Differentiate among freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater ecosystems.

•  Identifying chemical, geological, and physical features of aquatic ecosystems
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
2.) Relate geological and hydrological phenomena and fluid dynamics to aquatic systems.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 6
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
3.) Explain the importance of biogeochemical cycles in an aquatic environment.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
4.) Determine important properties and content of water as related to aquaculture.

Examples: turbidity, pH, pollutants, dissolved oxygen, high specific heat, density, temperature

•  Describing the influence of water quality on aquaculture
Examples: aquatic plant control, water quality management, recognition and correction of oxygen deficiency, pH control

•  Identifying sources of aquatic pollution
Examples: point and nonpoint pollution, volcanic ash, waste disposal

•  Describing methods of reclaiming waste water and polluted water
Examples: settling ponds; hydroponics; irrigation water; chemical additives; mechanical, biological, and chemical filtering systems

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 0
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
5.) Identify the genotype and phenotype for specific characteristics in aquatic animals resulting from selective breeding.

Examples: disease-resistant fish, rapid maturation rates

•  Explaining the importance of anatomy and physiology in aquaculture
Examples: body systems, internal and external anatomy of a fish, basic structure of an oyster

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 6
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
6.) Describe adaptations that allow organisms to exist in specific aquatic environments.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 4
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
7.) Describe processes and environmental characteristics that affect growth rates of aquatic animals.

Examples: reproductive habits, feeding habits, interdependence of organisms, overcrowding, seasonal changes

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
8.) Determine effects of the fishing industry on the aquatic environment.

Examples: aquaculture, overfishing

•  Describing basic principles involved in fish production
•  Explaining various methods of pond preparation, predator control, and species management
•  Explaining harvesting techniques and methods of transporting fish to market
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
9.) Describe various structures and equipment used in growing aquacrops.

Examples: open ponds, cages, raceways, tanks, silos

•  Determining the suitability of habitat construction for aquaculture
•  Identifying biological concerns in a recirculating or closed system
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquascience Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
10.) Describe the control of disease and pests in aquatic environments.

Examples: pathogenic microspecies, parasites, predators, trash fish

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