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Mrs. Marquez from Alamo TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquaponics for Kinder and First Graders

My students need aquaponics and hydroponics systems to grow plants and have live fish. This will be an exciting way to try healthy food choices children grow themselves.

  • $433 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our library is an exciting place where students can explore, discover and become passionate learners. Each day I see students from Pre-K through 5th grade. Students come in for research, story time, lessons, to check out books and try new things. The majority of the students I serve are learning English as a second language. My students are very excited about learning how to grow their own vegetables in an aquaponics system. They also love exploring their interests in our new makerspace and technology club at the library this school year.

Our school library serves more than 500 students along the US - Mexico border.

My Project

One of my first grade students recently told me they saw this cool thing on "Tiny House, Big Living" where they had fish tanks that grew vegetable plants. He said, he sure wished we could try that. Other students in the class thought that sounded so neat. I looked up some videos and we watched how the ecosystem would work. This would be an awesome opportunity for my students to learn about the science of aquaponics to understand how the live fish would aid in fertilization and plant life cycle. Also the vegetables and herbs we grow will be an opportunity for our students to make healthy food choices. My students will be able to take this experience and try it at home. Our area has a high obesity and diabetes rate. This would be an fun way to get kids excited about eating healthier.

Mrs. Marquez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Back to the Roots Water Garden • Amazon Business $64.81 2 $129.62
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Sprout with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Black • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together • Amazon Business $20.56 1 $20.56
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Salad Greens Mix Seed Pod Kit (7-Pods) • Amazon Business $17.41 1 $17.41
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Red Heirloom Cherry Tomato Seed Pod Kit (7-Pods) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Tuscan Italian Herb Seed Pod Kit (7-Pods) • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Hydroponics: The Complete Guide To Hydroponics For Beginners • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$332.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.91

Total project goal

$432.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.72

6 Donors

-$100.20

Donations toward project cost

-$85.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.03

match offer

-$332.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$282.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.88

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$0.00

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