You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Bartush from Norwalk CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquaponics at Home. Caring for Fish and Growing Plants

Help me give my students that are working virtually an at home classroom experience by setting up a miniature aquaponics system of their own at home.

  • $712 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students discover the world of Marine Science in our classroom by getting into the field and getting wet! We travel to the local beach area to study the marine environment and collect a species for our classroom. They love to flip over rocks, pull a seine net or a plankton net and find marine organisms. This year due to distance learning and classroom restrictions we will not be able to travel to the local marine ecosystems. Our classroom has many amazing tanks and students will be setting up a classroom tank to maintain their marine ecosystem here at school. Those at home will not have the hands on experience without the project.

My Project

This project is designed to allow the students who opted for at home learning to create a mini ecosystem at home and learn first hand about the aquaponics system we have in the classroom. Since they have opted to stay home and learn virtually, they will not be able to help maintain our classroom aquaponics system in person. Sending them home with a mini system will help better connect them to the classroom and allow them to experience, touch and do some of the same things we will be doing in class, but safely at home instead.

Mrs. Bartush
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Bartush is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Male Betta splendens, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.15 20 $243.00
Penn Plax Aquaponic Betta Fish Tank Promotes Healthy Environment for Plants and Fish .5 Gallon Capacity • Amazon Business $9.01 20 $180.20
Tetra 77019 Betta Floating Mini Pellets for Bettas, 1.02 oz • Amazon Business $2.12 20 $42.40

Materials cost

$465.60

Vendor shipping charges

$102.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$605.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.77

Total project goal

$711.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$711.78

6 Donors

-$349.27

Donations toward project cost

-$308.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.14

match offer

-$349.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$296.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Norwalk","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5592327],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":5152113,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/aquaponics-at-home-caring-for-fish-and/5152113/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Bartush","authorIds":{"5592327":{"owner":"Mrs. Bartush","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[5152113],"proposalHash":"2087767471","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5592327_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1532973442819","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21226221,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NzU2MDQwNA==","NzQ0MDU2MQ==","MjU4ODEwNw==","NzUyNDI1MA==","NzU2ODkyMA==","NzUyNDI5OA==","NzU0MzQ1MQ=="],"teacherId":5592327,"schoolCounty":"Fairfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}