The teaching of biology in aquatic environments must develop students to acquire the knowledge about the structure of aquatic organisms, life processes, development phases and conditions for development. It should also lead to students developing the ability to recognize, name and describe plant and animal species that live in water. In addition, students will be given the chance to develop knowledge about water, the water cycle and about water flow in lakes and streams and currents in sea.
The teaching shall contribute to students developing knowledge about aquatic environments and impact of nature management and another activities on ecosystems in water. It should also assist students develop an understanding of energy metabolism in plants and animals and of flow of energy across the ecosystem. In addition, the teaching will contribute to students developing knowledge of microbiology and microbiological processes of importance in fisheries and aquaculture.
Across laboratory work and exploratory work methods, students will be given the chance to develop a scientific thinking and a biological understanding. In the teaching, students will be given the chance to develop knowledge about water and aquatic organisms across practical exercises, observations and field studies. Across information search in connection with field studies, students will be given the chance to develop knowledge about various plant and animal species and about biological diversity.
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