This video explains how farmers are using aquaculture to fulfill the global demand for seafood.
Students will learn that aquaculture often leads to problems in the ocean such as concentrated animal waste, invasive species escaping enclosures, coastal ecosystem conversion, and crowded conditions for animals.
The video also presents the benefits of inland aquaculture and solutions to make the process more sustainable.
The animations effectively visualize the various complex aquaculture systems discussed.
This resource includes multiple-choice questions, a discussion board, and additional resources to form a comprehensive lesson on aquaculture.
Students will learn that cultivating organisms lower in the aquatic food chain, such as shellfish and seaweed, results in a lower carbon footprint.
Teachers and students must create a free account to answer the questions in the Think and Discuss sections.
This video could serve as a nice introduction to innovative agriculture solutions or food sustainability.
Ethics classes could discuss ways that industrial methods have replaced traditional methods. Students could list the pros and cons of the old and new methods.
The resource underscores the application of restorative ocean fishing techniques to combat climate change, improve human lives, sustain fishing livelihoods, and conserve ocean resources and ecosystems. This is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
HS-ESS3-3 Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
HS-LS2-5 Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
HS-LS2-6 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.