Plant Basics — Junior Apprentice

Welcome to the Plant Basics Skill Badge!


This badge ensures that you know the basic role and importance of plants within an aquaponics system.


Learning about plants gives us an understanding of the basics of botany and how we use plants for food, medicine, and enjoyment.


Before starting, please become familiar with the following:



Begin learning about the role of plants in an aquaponic system by completing the Activities below.


Earning this badge should take about 1-2 hours of work.



Learning Objectives

After earning this badge you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic anatomy and physiology of plants
  • Describe the needs of plants and how they are met in the practice of aquaponics
  • Explain the role of plants in an aquaponics system
Badge Outline ↕

In order to earn this badge, you must complete these Activities:

Introduction to Plants in Aquaponics

Plant Basics Self Assessment