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ERIC Number: EJ1141423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
School Gardening with a Twist Using Fish: Encouraging Educators to Adopt Aquaponics in the Classroom
Clayborn, Jaeson; Medina, Miles; O'Brien, George
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n2 p93-104 2017
To evaluate the willingness of teachers to incorporate aquaponics in the classroom, we engaged teachers in a 6-week project. Participants in the experimental group maintained small-scale aquaponic systems. All teachers completed pretests and posttests, and exit surveys. Both groups (experimental and control) scored significantly higher on the posttest, but there was no significant score difference between groups. In the exit surveys, participants from the experimental group expressed a greater likelihood to use an aquaponic system at home or in the classroom, believed the system was easy to maintain, and strongly agreed it would help students with math and science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
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