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Ms. Perry from Tualatin OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AquaSprouts Aquaponic Garden

My students need an AquaSprouts Garden and grow light to learn about aquaponics.

  • $294 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Biology is a required subject. Marine biology and Environmental Studies is an elective advanced field science course.

I try to motivate students by engaging with the world about them.

Some have never even looked around the outside world!

They love getting outside and are generally excited about learning science and the natural world we live in. Students are more motivated when I combine hands-on science learning and apply to real-world concepts. I love place-based learning and STEM projects to get them engaged.

My Project

The AquaSprouts Garden is a self-sustaining aquarium & aquaponics kit and would make a great addition to our science classroom.

It's not magic - it's nature!

Aquaponics employs the same principles as the natural world. Imagine having a living ecosystem to grow, learn and discover.

Fish fertilize the plants. Plants clean the water for the fish. Aquaponics involves breaking down toxic ammonia and turning it into nutritious plant food called nitrates using two types of nitrifying bacteria. When fish produce ammonia (fish pee) it creates a certain type of bacteria. These bacteria convert the ammonia into nitrites – a compound even more toxic than ammonia. Thankfully, however, nitrites attract another type of bacteria who then convert the nitrites into nitrates – excellent food for plants, and mostly harmless to fish.

Once this has happened the aquaponic cycle is complete and, once stabilized, will ensure ammonia levels are kept at a minimum while providing maximum nutrition for the plants.

This would be an amazing tool to have as we embark in learning about the nitrogen cycle.

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Ms. Perry
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 240 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AquaSprouts Garden • Amazon Business $156.36 1 $156.36
Hydroplanet™ T5 2ft 2lamp Fluorescent Bulbs Included for Indoor Horticulture Gardening(2 Lamp, 2ft) • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00

Materials cost

$216.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$249.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.05

Total project goal

$293.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.66

6 Donors

-$145.94

Donations toward project cost

-$125.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.39

match offer

-$145.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$124.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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