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Mrs. Duff from Oelwein IA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquarium Calm II

My students need an aquarium stand and decorative accessories for it to create a calm classroom environment.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students are amazing! They are a part of a small rural school district that strives to achieve on all levels. Like many rural communities, we have been affected by the lingering economic situation. Our school has a very high rate of students participating in the free and reduced price lunch program. Many families have lost their income because of businesses closing and jobs being scaled back. Resources at school have also been cut drastically because of declining enrollment when families look for employment elsewhere.

My Project

Have you ever wondered why many doctors’ office waiting rooms display fish tanks? Well, turns out, fish tanks can have a calming and therapeutic effect for many individuals. Having an aquarium in the classroom will be amazing!

Our classroom will feel the effects of a calm aquarium all day long.

Fish can have a dramatic positive effect on mental and physical health.

Research has shown that as little as 5 minutes contact with nature features, like an aquarium, can significantly decrease stress, reduce anger and fear, and increase pleasant feelings. It’s almost as if the calmness of the tank provides a meditation like focus and serenity. Help us focus and enjoy!

Mrs. Duff
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aquatic Fundamentals 50-65 Gallon Upright Aquarium Stand • Amazon Business $139.99 1 $139.99
Koyal Wholesale California Driftwood with Natural Brown Branches, 12-Inch • Amazon Business $20.96 1 $20.96
Marina Naturals Rock Outcrop, Extra Large • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AQC Aquarium Decor Artificial Aquarium Fish Tank Fresh Water Plant Decoration Ornament | Vivid Color Plastic Algae with Ceramic Base | Non-Toxic Fade-Resistant PVC Easy Maintenance | 1411.4 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
BEGONDIS Aquarium Decorations 3Pcs Fish Tank Artificial Green Water Plants Made of Silk Fabrics Plastic, Non-toxic & Safe for all Fish & Pets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Marina Driftwood Rock Plants Betta Aquarium Decor, Medium • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Exotic Environments Rock Arch with Plants Aquarium Ornament, Small • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
CNZ Aquarium Decor Fish Tank Decoration Ornament Artificial Plastic Plant Green 13" Tall • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Water Lily Plant Decor Sky Blue Green 10" • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
CNZ Aquarium Decor Fish Tank Decoration Ornament Artificial Plastic Plant Green (10-inch Purple) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Penn Plax Airline Tubing for Aquariums -Clear and Flexible Resists Kinking, 25 Feet Standard • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
GloFish 19274 Large Color Changing Blue Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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