Aquaponics as a senior capstone design project
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This report is an exploration of using aquaponics as a means to create a senior capstone design project in a K-12 setting. The relevant world issues related to food production and resource scarcity, as well as the need to integrate STEM subjects in a more interconnected way, justify this project as robust in a high school setting. The report gives details on the design and construction of a backyard aquaponic system, along with a discussion of the performance of this actual system. This experience informs the design of a curriculum for a high school engineering classroom which is presented in outline form.