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  • $392 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Pombo
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Aquaponics- Cross-Curricular Project

My students need supplies in order to begin an aquaponics project in our greenhouse. Supplies include pumps, tubing, gloves, seeds, pots, rooting hormone, and trimmers.

My Students

How are plants, animals, water, nutrients, bacteria, earth, and air all connected? The introduction of an aquaponics project will help my students find out! This project is intended to help all agricultural students get involved for years to come! Every student will gain hands-on experience!

My students are proud members of their school and community.

What they lack in means and funding, they make up with positive attitudes and aspirations. Given that my classes are hands-on, interactive courses, guided by the concept of learning by doing, I have a number of students who struggle in a traditional book-centered academic setting. Many of my students are physically, mentally, and/or developmentally challenged. These students strive in my classes and show learning achievements here that they may not ever experience elsewhere. All of my students receive career training and acquire applicable skills that can help them qualify for employment in the agricultural industry.

My Project

Aquaponics is a complete food production system that combines the raising of fish with the cultivation of plants in water. Plants use the nutrient-rich water from the fish, who in turn, receive freshly filtered water. This symbiotic relationship removes the need for chemical fertilizers, and mimics a natural ecosystem. The construction of the hydroponics system will help the Ag Mechanics and Construction Classes to learn application of skills in an agricultural setting. Care of the fish, as well as monitoring their growth and development, will fall to the Animal Science Class. Care and propagation of the plants, from seeds and cuttings, will be experienced by the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Class. Finally, the entire process and sale of output will by monitored by students enrolled in Agribusiness and Leadership. Our greenhouse will become a fully-interactive classroom!

This opportunity to involve students in a cross-curricular, money-making, long-lasting project is one that cannot be easily duplicated.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about this project, which can help over 100 students learn about a self-contained agricultural system!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Watts SVNL10 Pre-Cut 1-Inch Diameter by 3/4-Inch Clear Vinyl Tubing, 10-Foot Length • Amazon $21.82 3 $65.46
4 Pack Atlas Glove NT370 Atlas Nitrile Garden Gloves - Large (Assorted Colors) • Amazon $14.00 2 $28.00
ThinkBamboo Bonsai Leaf Trimmers, Set of 3 • Amazon $6.88 4 $27.52
Hydrofarm Round Net Pots Heavy Duty, 3 Inch - 1 Dozen • Amazon $5.34 5 $26.70
EcoPlus Submersible Pump - 396 gph • Amazon $22.27 1 $22.27
Orbit Sprinkler System 1/2-Inch - 1-Inch PVC Pipe Cutting Tool 26085 • Amazon $6.99 3 $20.97
Tetra 77850 Whisper Air Pump, upto 100-Gallon • Amazon $20.17 1 $20.17
Hydroton GMHT10L Hydroponic Grow Rocks, 10 Liter Bag • Amazon $17.99 1 $17.99
Grodan A-OK 1.5" Starter Plug, Sheet of 98 • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Atlas Nitrile Gardening and Work Gloves, Green Apple, Small • Amazon $7.50 2 $15.00
Technaflora Rootech Gel for Plants, 7-Grams • Amazon $4.70 1 $4.70
Zinnia - Cool Crayon Colors • Amazon $4.45 1 $4.45
Carrot Seeds - Round Baby Carrots - Romeo • Amazon $4.45 1 $4.45
Lettuce-Cut Again Baby Mesclun • Amazon $4.45 1 $4.45
Slow Bolting Cilantro Seeds 200 Seeds • Amazon $4.45 1 $4.45
1,000 Plus Seeds, Iceberg Lettuce Fresh Pack • Amazon $4.09 1 $4.09
Arugula, Slow Bolt - Herb Seeds • Amazon $3.75 1 $3.75
Carrot Purple Haze Hybrid Great Vegetable 100 Seeds • Amazon $3.50 1 $3.50
Python Airline Tubing for Aquarium, 10-Feet • Amazon $1.78 1 $1.78
Como 2 Pcs Fish Tank Air Bubble Airstone Bar 8" Green Blue • Amazon $1.60 1 $1.60
Danco Perfect Match 9D0036344B Cloth Inserted Rubber Hose Washer • Amazon $0.69 1 $0.69

Materials cost

$297.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.67

Total project goal

$391.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$391.12

6 Donors

-$220.00

Donations toward project cost

-$187.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

match offer

-$171.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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