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Mrs. Beach from Indio CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Biology to a Third Grade Classroom

My students need both microscopes and an underwater camera in order to view the ever changing life cycle of the rainbow trout we raise every fall.

  • $632 goal

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My Students

We are at an IB school which gives my students a unique learning experience. My 3rd-grade students come from a diverse socioeconomic background. However, this means the classroom may be the only place my students are exposed to STEAM projects. I love to see their faces light up when they read the agenda with the word STEAM on it. It is an amazing sight!

I have an awesome 3rd-grade class who love to do weekly STEAM projects!

My students are like sponges and absorb everything they can.

My Project

My classroom is lucky enough to partner with California Department of Fish and Wildlife with the raising of Rainbow Trout. In the fall we receive, about 110 Rainbow Trout eggs. We take the next 3 months taking special care of the eggs and then frys. When the fish become frys, we release them in one of our approved local lakes.

My students are able to view the eggs only a few minutes during the school day due to the fluorescent lighting.

The underwater camera will allow my students to see what is happening inside the aquarium. When the fish become frys, the camera will allow my students a 170 degree view of the aquarium and allow them to better understand the how fish survive. The microscopes will allow students to view and study the eggs that don't mature, the fish that don't survive, as well as other samples they collect in their petri dishes.

This hands on learning is an imperative part of our STEAM classroom. We thank you for your consideration in helping to fund our project.

Mrs. Beach
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JuniorScope Ultimate Microscope for Kids (includes Science Experiments, Accessory Slide Kit) • Amazon Business $89.00 2 $178.00
JuniorScope Ultimate Microscope for Kids (includes Science Experiments, Accessory Slide Kit) • Amazon Business $89.00 2 $178.00
AKASO EK7000 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle • Amazon Business $63.49 1 $63.49
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable, 10 Feet, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
SquareTrade 4-Year Camera & Camcorder Accidental Protection Plan ($0-24.99) - Basic • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91

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