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Mrs. S. from Omaha NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquaponics for the Win!

My students need an Aquaponics system for science! We will use this aquaponics set daily for the learning of ecosystems, habitats and more.

  • $328 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a low income inner city school where 90% of our student body is on free or reduced lunch. My students depend on school for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. School is a safe place for many of our students and a place of consistency. Our classroom is our second home. We love and respect each other. Kindness and always trying our personal best are our most important rules, and I see them go above and beyond these "rules" every day.

I have a classroom full of students who are kind and respectful and although they don't have much, they have a whole lot to give; I learn from them every day.

I have many English language learners. Students from Guatemala, Kenya, South Sudan, Mexico, and Spain. I have students who have been in the United States less than 2 years who not only are learning the typical fourth-grade material but are learning new customs, a new language and a new way of life. Our diverse classroom is what makes us special, we have so many things we learn from each other and so many things to share.

My Project

My students and I love science! They love to use all of their senses to explore and discover new things. In fourth grade we dive deep into ecosystems, habitats and life science. Not only will my students deepen their understanding for science but will also build strength in responsibility while caring for the living organisms.

This aquaponics system will be an important resource for deep thinking and understanding!

I have a strong love for science and find it important to instill the same joy for science in my students. I find that more and more science and the arts are lost amongst the pressures to teach to standardize testing. Science is a powerful tool and when taught right it is fun and exciting! Having resources like an aquaponics system in our classroom allow us to have those important hands on experiences.

Mrs. S.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AquaSprouts Complete Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $211.45 1 $211.45

Materials cost

$211.45

Vendor shipping charges

$21.14

State sales tax

$12.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$278.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.14

Total project goal

$327.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$327.59

1 Donor

-$327.59

Donations toward project cost

-$278.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.14

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$0.00

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