Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquaculture Science
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1.) Describe various career opportunities in the aquaculture industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Describe safety precautions for the aquaculture industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Explain the historical background of aquaculture.

•  Explaining how aquaculture relates to agriculture
•  Describing science and technology related to aquaculture
•  Identifying the economic significance of aquaculture at the local, state, and national levels
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Differentiate among freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater ecosystems.

•  Identifying chemical, geological, and physical features of aquatic ecosystems
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Aquaculture Science
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5.) Relate geological and hydrological phenomena and fluid dynamics to aquatic systems.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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6.) Explain the importance of biogeochemical cycles in an aquatic environment.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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7.) Categorize aquaculture species as cold, cool, or warm water species.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Aquaculture Science
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8.) 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 wastewater and polluted water
Examples: settling ponds; hydroponics; irrigation water; chemical additives; mechanical, biological, and chemical filtering systems

•  Calculating pH, oxygen, and nitrogen levels in aquatic environments
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquaculture Science
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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
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Describe infrastructure necessary for aquaculture production.

Examples: labor, feed manufacturing, transportation

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) 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 fish, basic structure of an oyster

•  Calculating genotypic and phenotypic percentages and ratios for aquatic species
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Describe adaptations that allow organisms to exist in specific aquatic environments.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Describe processes and environmental characteristics that affect growth rates of aquatic animals.

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

•  Collecting aquatic growth-rate data
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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14.) 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
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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15.) Define concepts associated with health management of aquacrops.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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16.) Describe the control of diseases and pests in aquatic environments.

Examples: pathogenic microspecies, parasites, predators, trash fish

•  Identifying the relationships among pathogen, environment, and host