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Mrs. Decker from Pleasant Grove UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Terrarium Is an Eco-System We Want to Study!

Help me give my students a classroom terrarium set as we explore ecology and environments in 3rd grade science.

  • $183 goal

This project expired on March 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The kids in my 3rd grade class inspire me everyday. They come to school wanting to be challenged, wanting to learn, and wanting to be heard. Each child has a story to their life, and a need to be met. They love to learn hands-on, to see and to experience what they are learning as "real life".

Every person, every student, and every moment matters.

We have only one class for each grade. The small size of our school means every student is cared for individually by the entire staff. Intervention and enrichment opportunities are given one-on-one. We love our students!

My Project

In 3rd grade, students learn about environments. Students begin to understand that they impact the environment. Our actions have consequences. Using a model, to investigate the interactions between organisms and their environments, is a powerful way to learn.

We aren't just growing plants, we're growing kids.

We'd love to have a terrarium to explore organisms and environments! Students will recognize that all plants and animals live in an environment and affect each other. One of our science benchmarks for students to understand is that "for any particular environment, some types of plants and animals survive well, some survive less well and some cannot survive at all" (core science standard). We want to ask questions, explore and learn what that means for us.

Mrs. Decker
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Terrarium Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $66.37 1 $66.37
MINI-KIT TERRARIUM • Frey Scientific $44.99 1 $44.99

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