Fish Learning Fridays | Aquarium Gravel Types

Decorating and designing your aquarium is an exciting part of the fishkeeping adventure. Dive into the lesson below to learn about the different types of gravel available and why they’re important.

This lesson plan provides how to determine the amount and suggestions for determining the best type of gravel or substrate to select for an aquarium. Aquarium gravel and substrates provide benefits beyond appearance, their purpose and type are important to know prior to aquarium setup. This lesson will also help in understanding how and why keeping an aquarium clean is so important.

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

Download the lesson plan here.

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.

Please share your aquarium photos with us on our social media pages using the hashtag, #FishLearningFridays, or on “Our Community” page here and check back for more lessons to come! Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions too.

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