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Mr. Beyer from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A River Runs Through It

The cost of a 45 Gallon River Tank Ecosystem and Accessory Kit from Delta Education is $899, 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>.

  • $876 goal

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Chicago has a river running through it; the Great Lakes hold 20% of the world's fresh water, yet my kids have no idea about what all this means. I would like my students to understand their environment, how important it is to preserve it, and how fascinating it can be. With a classroom river system we can study such an environment in detail and over time. Although a field trip can be scheduled occasionally to a local river, it would not offer in depth knowledge. I teach a split class of 32 students in fourth and fifth grades. I teach science, math, language arts and social studies. This project could be used to teach every subject in creative and interesting ways. My students come from a neighborhood where many families live in public housing and a couple in homeless shelters. Such a project would make school very exciting and meaningful. This is the biggest grant I have asked for so far.....we need a River Tank System and an accessory pack. I will buy the fish, lizards, and plants once it is set up. Such materials and associated projects would entertain the kids so much they would be learning before they even realized. I grew up fishing, catching and raising frogs, turtles and fish. My students, practically surrounded by water, are not privileged to experience life in such a manner. These materials would allow them this experience.

Mr. Beyer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
45 Gallon River Tank Ecosystem • Delta Education $579.95 1 $579.95
45 Gallon River Tank Accessory Kit • Delta Education $72.95 1 $72.95

Materials cost

$652.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$718.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$157.61

Total project goal

$875.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$875.61

3 Donors

-$773.00

Donations toward project cost

-$754.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$146.82

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$0.00

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