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Ms. Morrow from Gustine CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Awe Inspiring Aquaponics

My students need a 10 gallon tank and the Aquasprouts Complete set to get us started on our Aquaponics journey.

  • $390 goal

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My Students

My students are a lively and excited group of thinkers. They say I motivate them to learn, but really, it is they who motivate me to get up and try to be the teacher they deserve. I know that these children are the authors, scientists, politicians, doctors, and teachers of the future. I make it my priority each day to remind them that they are the future and capable of whatever they dream.

Our school is in a rural dairy town in central California where almost all students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

We try our best to get each student all the materials needed to help them learn, and although, we are usually successful, that is not always the case in small towns like ours. As their teacher it is my job to ensure the class has whatever is needed to inspire my students and ignite the fire within each of them. I know I have a class full of engaged, excited, creative and critical thinking individuals. All I need to do now is help them discover that for themselves.

My Project

Aquaponics is the process of growing plants on top of an aquarium. The plants are able to grow without soil because they sit on top of the water that there are fish in. The plants are cleaning machines. They feed off of the fish waste which also cleans the water.

Through this one, self sustaining system, my students will learn about biology, sustainability, the environment, and healthy eating all in this one project!

This is an invaluable, hands on learning experience for my class. Without doing this project in class, many of my students would not otherwise be able to witness such an incredible little ecosystem.

Ms. Morrow
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AquaSprouts Complete Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $211.45 1 $211.45
Aquarium Tank, Glass, 10 Gal • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.75 1 $37.75

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