Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Aquatic Biology
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1.) Describe various aquatic career opportunities.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Explain safety concepts related to aquatic biology.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Describe the historical background and technological advancements of aquaculture as it relates to agriculture.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Classify aquatic species using scientific nomenclature.

•  Describing characteristics of various species of aquatic life
•  Identifying exotic, invasive, and indigenous aquatic species
•  Identifying microscopic and aquatic organisms using dichotomous keys
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Describe types of aquatic animal production in the United States.

•  Comparing the aquaculture pond to natural aquatic ecosystems, including recreational fish ponds
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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6.) Classify characteristics of ectothermic animals.

•  Describing roles of various aquatic organisms in aquaculture
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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7.) Describe concepts of diffusion and osmosis related to aquatic organisms.

Examples: gill function, counter and current gas exchange

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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8.) Interpret water quality data related to natural and artificial aquatic environments.

Examples: temperature, dissolved oxygen, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH

•  Managing water quality parameters
Examples: analysis, treatment

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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9.) Diagnose major diseases and their causes in aquaculture environments.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Describe preventive measures for aquatic predators and pests.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) Identify contributions of biotechnology to aquaculture.

Examples: gene probes for diagnosing viral infections in shrimp, polymerase chain reactions (PCR) for detecting bacterial pathogens in seafood shipments

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Trace biogeochemical cycles through the environment, including water, carbon, oxygen, phosphorus, and nitrogen.

•  Relating natural disasters and climate changes to the dynamic equilibrium of ecosystems
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Identify agencies responsible for the development of effluent limitations, guidelines, and standards for aquatic production.

•  Identifying effluent treatment methods
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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14.) Identify potential land and water use conflicts in the aquaculture industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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15.) Recognize problems with sustainability in aquaculture production.