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Teachers,

Below you can find tables that represent the new National Science Standards, towards which each state is moving to adopt.  We havehigh-lighted all content areas for which aquaponics can serve as a real-world demonstration.  Clearly, students from grades K-12 canbenefit from this experience.  And, remember that each field trip is fully customizable! Just let us know what would be most meaningfulfor your students, and we will place our tour and activities emphasis on that content area. For a more detailed curriculum guide, just email us.  We look forward to seeing you heresoon!

CONTENT STANDARDS, GRADES K-4**[*]**

UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSESSCIENCE AS INQUIRYPHYSICAL SCIENCELIFE SCIENCE
Systems, order, and organizationAbilities necessary to do scientific inquiryProperties of objects and materialsCharacteristics of organisms
Evidence, models, and explanationUnderstandings about scientific inquiryPosition and motion of objectsLife cycles of organisms
Change, constancy, and measurement Light, heat, electricity, and magnetismOrganisms and environments
Evolution and equilibrium   
Form and function   
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCESCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYSCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVESHISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
Properties of earth materialsAbilities of technological designPersonal healthScience as a human endeavor
Objects in the skyUnderstandings about science and technologyCharacteristics and changes in populations 
Changes in earth and skyAbilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humansTypes of resources 
  Changes in environments 
  Science and technology in local challenges 

CONTENT STANDARDS, GRADES 5-8

UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSESSCIENCE AS INQUIRYPHYSICAL SCIENCELIFE SCIENCE
Systems, order, and organizationAbilities necessary to do scientific inquiryProperties and changes of properties in matterStructure and function in living systems
Evidence, models, and explanationUnderstandings about scientific inquiryMotions and forcesReproduction and heredity
Change, constancy, and measurement Transfer of energyRegulation and behavior
Evolution and equilibrium  Populations and ecosystems
Form and function  Diversity and adaptations of organisms
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCESCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYSCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVESHISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
Structure of the earth systemAbilities of technological designPersonal healthScience as a human endeavor
Earth’s historyUnderstandings about science and technologyPopulations, resources, and environmentsNature of science
Earth in the solar system Natural hazardsHistory of science
  Risks and benefits 
  Science and technology in society 

CONTENT STANDARDS, GRADES 9-12

UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSESSCIENCE AS INQUIRYPHYSICAL SCIENCELIFE SCIENCE
Systems, order, and organizationAbilities necessary to do scientific inquiryStructure of atomsThe cell
Evidence, models, and explanationUnderstandings about scientific inquiryStructure and properties of matterMolecular basis of heredity
Change, constancy, and measurement Chemical reactionsBiological evolution
Evolution and equilibrium Motions and forcesInterdependence of organisms
Form and function Conservation of energy and increase in disorderMatter, energy, and organization in living systems
  Interactions of energy and matterBehavior of organisms
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCESCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYSCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVESHISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
Energy in the earth systemAbilities of technological designPersonal and community healthScience as a human endeavor
Geochemical cyclesUnderstandings about science and technologyPopulation growthNature of scientific knowledge
Origin and evolution of the earth system Natural resourcesHistorical perspectives
Origin and evolution of the universe Environmental quality 
  Natural and human-induced hazards 
  Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges 

 

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