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Mrs. Bartush from Norwalk CT is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted 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.

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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

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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

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