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Ms. Crotty from Lowell MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquaponics in the STEM Classroom

Help me give my students the tools to learn about aquaponics with new fish and plants.

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

People often ask me why I commute so far away to teach when I could work in a much more affluent community closer to where I live. The simple answer is because I have never been a happier teacher than when I'm with my students. They make me smile, laugh, sing, and dance and challenge me every day.

There are five different primary languages in my homeroom this year.

The entire district receives free breakfast and lunch due to high poverty levels. They make me exhausted and make me want to do more, and there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

My Project

When you're a STEM teacher, you have a love of all living things. You are more than just a teacher, you are a student yourself and always learning new ideas to try. You are always looking for new ways to get the kids excited and curious.

In first grade the kids are full of wonder about things living in the world around them.

They love looking at plants and animals and all the little creatures around them. With an aquaponics system, my students and I will be able to learn so much more about the connections between plants and animals, and how they interact. Together we will learn about plant and animal interdependence and cause and effect. This will hopefully stay with them throughout their lives and help them have a greater sense of ownership for the living things in their world.

Ms. Crotty
Grades PreK-2
More than half of 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
Fantail Goldfish, Living, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.03 1 $37.03
Seed Needs, Lettuce Lovers Seed Collection (8 Individual Packets) Non-GMO Seeds • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50

Materials cost

$260.98

Vendor shipping charges

$24.85

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$319.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.42

Total project goal

$376.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$376.16

3 Donors

-$376.16

Donations toward project cost

-$319.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.42

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$0.00

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