FA174 Teach Aquaculture Curriculum: Spawning and Rearing Bivalve Molluscs–Spawning

FA174, a 9-page activity by R. Leroy Creswell, Cortney L. Ohs, Craig S. Kasper, Elisa J. Livengood, Amber L. Garr, Brian E. Myers, Carlos V. Martinez, and Frank A. Chapman, is activity 12 of the Teach Aquaculture Curriculum. In this activity for grades 9-12, students will learn methods for spawning bivalve molluscs like clams or oysters using temperature manipulation. Students will use an ocular micrometer to measure the diameter of bivalve eggs and the length of bivalve larvae. Includes student performance standards. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa174

FA177 Teach Aquaculture Curriculum: Introduction

FA177, a 2-page fact sheet by Cortney L. Ohs, R. Leroy Creswell, Amber L. Garr, Carlos V. Martinez, Brian E. Myers, Elisa J. Livengood, Craig S. Kasper, and Frank A. Chapman, introduces the Teach Aquaculture Curriculum. The curriculum is designed to engage students in aquaculture and the aquatic sciences through a series of hands-on activities involving all the sciences, mathematics, reading, and writing. Each activity in the series includes student performance standards. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa177

FA172 Teach Aquaculture Curriculum: What Makes a Good Fish Food?

FA172, a 5-page activity by Craig S. Kasper, Cortney L. Ohs, Brian E. Myers, Frank A. Chapman, Amber L. Garr, R. Leroy Creswell, Carlos V. Martinez, and Elisa J. Livengood, is activity 22 of the Teach Aquaculture Curriculum. In this activity for grades 9-12, students will learn the common ingredients in fish food, design their own fish food, and discover how water stability relates to fish nutrition, production and the environment. Includes student performance standards. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa172

FA175 Teach Aquaculture Curriculum: Spawning and Rearing Bivalve Molluscs — Larval Culture

FA175, a 4-page activity by R. Leroy Creswell, Cortney L. Ohs, Craig S. Kasper, Carlos V. Martinez, Elisa J. Livengood, Amber L. Garr, Frank A. Chapman, and Brian E. Myers, is activity 13 of the Teach Aquaculture Curriculum. In this activity for grades 9-12, students learn to describe the reproductive biology and spawning of bivalve molluscs, leading to an understanding of the conditions used in hatcheries for commercial production of bivalve molluscs. Includes student performance standards. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa175

FA176 Teach Aquaculture Curriculum: Dancing with Brine Shrimp

FA176, a 7-page activity by Elisa J. Livengood, Cortney L. Ohs, Amber L. Garr, R. Leroy Creswell, Carlos V. Martinez, Craig S. Kasper, Brian E. Myers, and Frank A. Chapman, is activity 14 of the Teach Aquaculture Curriculum. In this activity for grades 5-12, students will hatch and culture brine shrimp to observe the behavior and the different development stages of the organisms. Includes student performance standards. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa176

FA171 Teach Aquaculture Curriculum: Chlorine–Friend or Foe?

FA171, a 5-page activity by Carlos V. Martinez, Cortney L. Ohs, Brian E. Myers, Elisa J. Livengood, Craig S. Kasper, Amber L. Garr, R. Leroy Creswell, and Frank A. Chapman, is activity 18 of the Teach Aquaculture Curriculum. In this activity for grades 5-12, students determine the amount of chlorine present in tap water and use two methods to remove chlorine from water. Includes student performance standards. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa171

AEC382/WC063 Guidelines for Effective Professional and Academic Writing

Revised! AEC382, a 3-page fact sheet by R.G. Easterly III, B.E. Myers, A.E. Lutz, and N.T. Place, provides a few tips to keep in mind while composing professional documents. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, January 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc063

AEC395/WC076 Implementing Inquiry-Based Teaching Methods

AEC395, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Anna J. Warner and Brian E. Myers, focuses on the nature of inquiry and provides basic guidelines and strategies for implementing inquiry-based teaching methods. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, September 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WC076

AEC394/WC075 What is Inquiry Based Instruction?

AEC394, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Anna J. Warner and Brian E. Myers, introduces agricultural educators to inquiry-based education, providing definitions, examples, and reasons to adopt this teaching method. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, September 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WC075

AEC 390/WC071 Visual Teaching Tools: Concept Maps

AEC-390, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Lauren Dillard and Brian E. Myers, describes these educational tools, what they are, types of concept maps, and their purpose. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, May 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WC071

AEC388/WC069 Creating and Working with Rubrics

AEC-388, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Aubrey L. Stoughton and Brian E. Myers, describes types of rubrics and how to create them for teachers to evaluate student performance. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, May 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WC069