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Mrs. Miles from Pasadena TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

An Educational Aquarium to Engage Young Minds

My students need a marine aquarium to practice real world science skills.

  • $816 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of our fabulous fourth graders (98%) come from bilingual households and receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many of these children have responsibilities at home that make it difficult for them to function at one hundred percent when they come to school (making dinner, caring for younger siblings because parents are at work, etc.) They take what they have, however, and make the most of it. They may not be able to provide pencils or paper, but they are never without a smile.

My Project

An aquarium in the classroom will provide my students with multiple learning opportunities. It will also instill curiosity and interest to increase their academic performance. Observing the aquatic environment will also provide a calming and peaceful refuge during stressful times. We've had so many roadblocks this year, so my students ill benefit from any opportunity to relax and ease their stress. They will keep a log of their observations, check the temperature and p.h. of the water daily as well as learn how to care for the marine life. My students will be taught responsibility by maintaining the aquarium in the classroom, and I am sure that it will lead to more teachable moments, research, and writing opportunities.

Mrs. Miles
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 68 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coralife New Style BioCube Size 29 & 32 Aquarium Stand • Amazon Business $304.87 1 $304.87
Coralife Fish Tank LED BioCube Aquarium Starter Kits, Size 32 • Amazon Business $302.67 1 $302.67
Coralife BioCube Protein Skimmer for Aquarium Filter • Amazon Business $26.40 1 $26.40
API SALTWATER MASTER TEST KIT 550-Test Saltwater Aquarium Water Test Kit • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05

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