Placing a marine aquarium in a science classroom can offer up great learning experiences for students. They can learn about biological processes, chemical interactions, and new responsibilities associated with caring for live animals other than cats or dogs. Classroom aquariums also have serious hurdles they must face. For starters, there’s no telling what will finds its way into a tank. Everyone wants to feed the fish and troublemakers may purposefully add non-aquarium safe objects to the tank to see what happens. Additionally, most schools cut back on the air conditioner at the end of the day to reduce expenses. This may cause the aquarium to heat up to unsafe levels, especially in the warmer months.
Classroom aquariums are a great idea, but keep the potential risks associated with them in the back of your mind at all times.