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Mr. K. from Mc Leansville NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marine Studies

The cost of the tank and supplies is $1190, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $380 goal

This project expired on April 28, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I would like to purchase a 55 gallon aquarium to raise African Chiclids in. I teach at a school where most of my children have never been to the ocean and this will allow us to talk about some of the different types of fish that are found in the marine environment. I teach Biology and Honors Biology and we discuss ecology in these classes. With this tank, it will allow us to view some of the concepts in ecology first-hand. My students will benefit from this experience because they will help raise and observe the fish and their environment. It is a very important concept that our students learn that there are numerous factors that influence how animals live. This tank will allow us to view these things and test different types of effects on the coloration of the fish. The first activity that my students will participate in with this project is to begin to set up the tank and take readings from it. They will learn that you can not simply throw fish in the tank but you must begin to build up the algae, salinity, and pH of the water. This will truly allow them to experience what we are learning.

Mr. K.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
55 gallon aquarium kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $589.95 1 $589.95
ALL GLASS AQUARIUM 55 GAL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $199.50 1 $199.50
AQUARIUM PUMP F/UP TO 55GAL • Sargent Welch $45.80 1 $45.80

Materials cost

$835.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$311.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.40

Total project goal

$380.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$380.00

1 Donor

-$373.92

Donations toward project cost

-$312.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.57

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$0.00

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