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Mr. M. from NEW YORK NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A fish tank to rival the Hudson!

The cost of an aquarium set from Delta Education, a basic plant set from Carolina Biological Supply, an aquarium pH test kit and an aquarium thermometer from Sargent Welch, and aquarium gravel and fish food from Nasco is $237, 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>.

  • $237 goal

This project expired on March 19, 2005.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am an eighth grade science teacher in a middle school in Upper Manhattan. The school is a mixture of Latino and African American students. The vast majority receive lunch aid assistance. We will be soon studying ecology, and I would like to introduce examples of ecosystems in the classroom. An aquarium would be an excellent way to make ecology come alive in front of their eyes. My students could see different life forms, such as plants and fish, coexisting in a thriving environment. More importantly, they will be taking care of the aquarium with my supervision. In this way, they can see how important good care and responsibility is to maintaining the environment. During our study of ecology, they will keep a weekly journal of observations of the aquarium. This money will go a long way for the 150 students that I have. We live so close to water in Manhattan, but the students hardly see it or experience what the rivers and oceans offer. This will give them the opportunity to see a glimpse of just that.

Mr. M.
Grades 6-8
  • JHS 164 EDWARD W STITT
  • NEW YORK, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nano-Cube Aquarium Set • Delta Education $124.95 1 $124.95
BASIC PLANT SET • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.35 1 $11.35
AQUARIUM PH TEST KIT • Sargent Welch $6.80 1 $6.80
FISH FOOD, FLAKE 150G • Nasco $6.16 1 $6.16
AQUARIUM THERMOMETER - DIGITAL • Sargent Welch $4.20 1 $4.20
GRAVEL AQUARIUM 10LB • Nasco $2.50 1 $2.50

Materials cost

$155.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$193.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.53

Total project goal

$236.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$236.26

1 Donor

-$233.00

Donations toward project cost

-$204.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.78

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$0.00

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