Title: Aqualung , the new age garden304

Key words: Aquaculture, biodiversity, future

National and State standards: National #18, State #15.10.7

Teaching level: high

Objective/purpose: The student will:
use geographic knowledge to predict conditions in the future
develop a strategy for sustaining human life in a changing world

Materials: markers, colored paper, glue

Procedure:
1. Ask the students what grows outside of their houses in the summer and if their families grow gardens for some of their summer food.
Explain that with the population explosion taking place in the world today that there may in the foreseeable future a critical shortage of agricultural land leading to the worldwide lack of available food.
The students assignment will be to create an underwater landscape that will be used for food production.
Explain to the students that they will need to use their knowledge of underwater landforms to their advantage, that they will have to create some form of technology that will allow them to grow food that people will eat and the last question that they must address will be how will they get the food to the above water population.

Evaluation/assessment: The students will write an accompanying descriptive with their landscape explaining both the pros and the cons of their particular piece.

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors.


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