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Mrs. T. from Brighton MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring LIFE to Life Sciences!

Help me give my students a planter stand and plants to bring life to our life science classroom in the fall! We start the year by investigating and exploring photosynthesis.

  • $397 goal

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My Students

Our public school serves a diverse body of students from all over the greater Boston area. A part of our mission is to matriculate students who become leaders of sustainability in their communities and who are scientifically literate. A full 82% of our students fall at or below the poverty line, and each one of our students should have equal access to scientific experiences that will allow them to be agents of change in their communities. It is my goal and responsibility to introduce students to 21st century skills and help them develop these skills throughout the school year.

My Project

Help my students by supporting us in purchasing a planter stand and plants to bring life to our life science classroom in the fall! We start the year by investigating and exploring photosynthesis- and what better way to investigate than to have plants in our classroom. With a variety of plant life, students can investigate soil pH to learn more about acids & bases, they can conceptualize the process of photosynthesis & cellular respiration, they will have an area to grow spinach to investigate a phenomena of fluorescence, and they can use the leaves from the variety of plants to investigate pigments through chromatography.

Hands-on​ learning is a vital way to truly understand and conceptualize a topic- having living organisms in our classroom can help us to deepen our learning experience!

Mrs. T.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bamboo 3-Tier Hanging Plant Stand Planter Shelves Flower Pot Organizer Storage Rack Folding Display Shelving Plants Shelf Unit Holder • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Whatman No. 1 Chromatography Paper, 1-1/2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $48.37 1 $48.37
AMERICAN PLANT EXCHANGE Golden Pothos Indoor/Outdoor Live Plant 6" 1 Gallon Clean Air of Toxins! • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Hanging Planters Flower Pot Terracotta - 2 Pack 13Inch Unbreakable Resin Planters Outdoor Patio Balcony • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Costa Farms Exotic Angel Croton Live Indoor Plant, Grower’s Choice Assortment, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Costa Farms 10PAN Ficus L yrata (Pandurata) Indoor Tree - Floor Plant, 2-Feet Tall, Ships Fresh From Our Farm, Fiddle-Leaf Fig • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
AMERICAN PLANT EXCHANGE Lady Palm Rhapis Excelsa Indoor/Outdoor Live Plant 1 Gallon • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Costa Farms Clean Air - O2 For You For You Live House Plant Collection 4-Pack, Assorted Foliage, 4-Inch, Grower Pot • Amazon Business $22.03 1 $22.03
Seeds Of Change 8213 Certified Butterflay Spinach, Organic, Seeds, Green • Amazon Business $3.07 3 $9.21

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