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Ms. Jacob from San Diego CA is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquaponic Amazingness!

Help me give my students an aquaponics system! This will include an aquaponics set, an aquarium, and aquatic plants.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

My students are 7th graders and they have done some tremendous work developing their mathematical and scientific identities, mindsets, and their revision and critique process in our project- based classroom. We have an enrollment of 30% free or reduced price lunch and our special population is significantly higher than the average in our area. My students work collaboratively with other students and do work on projects that are integrated between disciplines and they are in equitably composed classes where projects help level the field for everyone to do beautiful work!

My Project

The materials in this project are selected to give students the opportunity to see and care for a real aquaponics system. This will give them a chance to learn first-hand about nutrient cycling and sustainable agriculture. The aquaponic system will be the centerpiece in a Project-based Learning unit in which students design an aquaponic system. For this unit, we will be visiting a community garden with such a system, and learning about the things an ecosystem needs in order to flourish. Finally, they can put together and maintain this system, and watch food grow!

Because this system can be used for years, future classes will also have the opportunity to learn about nutrient cycling and caring for an aquaponics system.

It will be a centerpiece of learning about the environment for many years to come.

Ms. Jacob
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AquaSprouts Complete Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $234.00 1 $234.00
Vallisneria, Living, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.71 4 $62.84
Aquarium Tank, Glass, 10 Gal • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.40 1 $41.40

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