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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Biology, Health

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  • Videos, 3 minutes, 25 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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YouTube Video

This Farming Method Grows Crops with Fish Poop

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  • This video describes the use of fish waste to grow plants. 
  • Students learn what aquaponics is, how it works, and its benefits. 
Teaching Tips


  • The visuals aid understanding of the topic.
  • Accompanying text highlights important parts from the video.
  • It demystifies aquaponics for students.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be an ad before the video.


  • Teachers could use this video to explain nature’s cycle (nothing goes to waste in nature).
  • Teachers could use this video to demonstrate the different ways climate change can be mitigated.
  • Teachers could use this video in a biology class to introduce the topics of nutrient cycling, limiting nutrients, and eutrophication.
  • Click here for a video on regenerative farming.
  • Click here for a lesson plan on regenerative farming.
Scientist Notes
This resource shows how aquaponics could help combat climate change, improve the health of soil, fish, plants and humans. Students can learn about how this technique provides a win-win situation in combating food security and climate change. The resource is recommended for teaching.
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    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
    • LS2: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics Within Ecosystems
      • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
      • SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
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