How does aquaculture meet the global demand for protein?
Students discover the science and challenges behind global fish farming by completing these three lessons. See teacher background →


# Learn

Students view a career video featuring the impact of the global demand for protein on careers in engineering, finance, animal nutrition and global trade.


# Explore

Students take an e-learning course providing background information on selective breeding, plant-based food rather than fish meal, aquaponics and challenges that fish growers deal with such as disease and animal care.


# Share

Students share 3 facts about how aquaculture can meet global protein demands in the future.


Teacher background

Aquaculture feeds millions of people around the world. As wild-caught fish numbers have declined, fish farming has grown. Animal nutritionists study ways to feed fish without reducing the fish population; soybeans have been a part of that solution. Companies have discovered that this new diet has increased efficiencies including better fish health and faster growth. This means less waste and reduced environmental impacts.

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Next gen science standards

Science and engineering practices

  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Crosscutting concepts

  • Cause and effect
  • Systems and system models
  • Stability and change

Disciplinary core ideas/content

  • ESS3C Human impacts on Earth systems
  • LS1D Information processing
  • LS2D Social interactions and group behavior
  • PS2B Types of interactions
  • ETS2A Interdependence of science, engineering and technology