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  • $331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Olan
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Aquaponics In The Classroom.

Help me give my students hands-on experience with an aquaponics system for our classroom.

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching a special group of students. They range from the age of 14 to 21. My students have various disabilities. The disabilities range from learning disabled to having a physical or a cognitive disability. My group of eager learners do not let their disabilities stop them from growing and learning. Every day is an adventure in the classroom, and being able to give them the physical tools to get ahead and grow gives me great joy.

The students in my class come in every day, excited and ready to learn new things!

They are eager to see their friends. They are eager to use the materials that are not available to them on a daily basis at home. Seeing their faces glow when they see new things in the classroom makes my day.

My Project

Ecolife conservation gives us the perfect definition of aquaponics. "Aquaponics is a sustainable method of food production combining aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and hydroponics (cultivating plants in water with added nutrients)". Bringing this system gives my students many different learning opportunities. Opportunities like: learning about the life cycle of a fish or how a plant grows, maybe even some engineering and math lessons too. The possibilities are endless.

Although my students may have autism I don't plan on limiting their learning opportunities.

They do not stop learning because of their diagnosis. In fact, they push beyond the limits to beat the odds that are against them. I am there to help them push the limits.

With your help, we can get the aquaponics system for our room.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AquaSprouts Garden • Amazon Business $150.00 1 $150.00
Hydroplanet T5 2ft 2lamp Fluorescent Bulbs Included for Indoor Horticulture Gardening(2 Lamp, 2ft) • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
AQUARIUM GLASS 10 GAL. • Ward's Science $37.27 1 $37.27

Materials cost

$247.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$280.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.58

Total project goal

$330.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$330.56

1 Donor

-$222.00

Donations toward project cost

-$188.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.30

match offer

-$108.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Google.org and one other donor.

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