Fish Learning Fridays | Understanding Filtration

Understanding filtration and components of filtration are important step in the fishkeeping hobby steps! This lesson plan provides information about the importance of filtration with an in-depth look into mechanical, chemical and biological filtration.  Filtration is an important part of a closed natural ecosystem to naturally balance fish waste to maintain optimal water quality.  

Planted Aquarium

The lesson plan will provide parents/teachers/instructors with detailed instructions along with printable documents for the students/children.

The lesson consists of:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Materials Needed
  • Key Terms
  • Warm Up & Before you Get Started Readings
  • Instructional Set-Up Plan
  • Discussion
  • Final Quiz
  • Printable Resources

Click here to download the lesson plan (opens in new window).

We encourage instructors to read through the entire lesson plan before beginning this with students/family members as materials may need to be purchased and information prep will need to be done. Suggested age range for this lesson is 10 years or older.

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Fish Curriculum