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Aquaponics is a sustainable way to produce food without soil in your classroom!

Waverly, Iowa

Possible Guiding, Compelling and/or Anchoring Questions

  • What does it mean to be sustainable? 
  • Why is it important to be sustainable? 
  • What do you think you could grow in this system? 
  • How could this change the world?

Classroom Suggestions

  • Contact for potential systems in your classroom. Having a system in your classroom is a great way for students to experience STEAM and truly explore different concepts. An aquaponics system provides a plethora of opportunities for an educator, through cross-curricular concepts, independent practice, labs, and experiments aquaponics systems are a great way to integrate STEAM into your classroom.

Related Resources

  • Ioponics: Website with more detailed information about Ioponics. Through having your own system you are able to have access to a plethora of resources. Additionally, undergraduate students at Wartburg would love to schedule a zoom or a personal experience for your classroom!
  • Ioponics video tour: Video tour of the systems at Wartburg College.
  • Ioponics demonstration: Demonstration of how to set up a personal 3 gallon system.

Iowa Core Alignment


Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services

Credit Info

Submitted by Michaela Dehli


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