Having an aquarium in school have several benefits, studies say. If the school cannot afford a full-fledged aquarium, as a miniature of that, they can try out fish tanks. Looking after a living creature on their own will increase the skills of responsibility and team work in the students. It will teach them the importance of being compassionate to other creatures and also the need to preserve nature.
Here are the 7 benefits to opting for an aquarium in the classroom:
*Children can see how their efforts in tasks carried out affect the aquarium and it's inhabitants. It will compliment to the visual learning.
*All aspects of science can be taught from the mini eco-system; from water chemistry, to how fish eat and the nitrogen cycle
*Other key learnings can be filtered in and around the subject, such as language, geography and history
Valuable lessons in being responsible and caring for animals
* Working with classmates to ensure the aquarium is looked after and tasks are carried out will improve the team working skills of the students.
*Encourages children to look beyond their everyday life on land, use their imagination and consider the underwater world evolving in their classroom.
*Aquariums have been proven to provide a calming atmosphere for people and studies have found that there is a loss of tension when fish are present in the classroom.