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Dr. Poderoso from Santa Ana CA is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Tiny Plant World Project!

Help me give my students materials to build and create a moss terrarium.

  • 1 donor
  • $656 still needed

expires Jun 15

  • 1 donor
  • $656 still needed

My Project

We are excited to build a moss terrarium in a small group! Using an engineering design process, students will research important information that will help them create a terrarium. This NGSS aligned unit is simplified to make learning the process of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and ecosystem FUN & engaging to all 7th graders!

By building a small moss terrarium, students will be able to construct a small ecosystem to explore the chemical reactions in plants and animals.

This project promotes cooperative learning & discussion while providing time for deeper thinking. Furthermore, this is a perfect project to help students understand the impact of burning fossil fuels that can disrupt the balance in the ecosystem and cause many harmful effects to Earth's Biodiversity.

Dr. Poderoso
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WDEFUN Driftwood for Aquarium Decor Natural Spider Wood Branches for Fish Tank Decorations 7 PCS (4-8 inch) • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
Awesome Aquatic Small/Nano Ohko Dragon Stone Rock 2 lb • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
Moss Preserved, Green Moss for Fairy Gardens, Terrariums, Any Craft or Floral Project or Wedding Other Arts (Green, 3OZ) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Natural Slate Stone -1 to 3 inch Rocks for Miniature or Fairy Garden, Aquarium, Model Railroad & Wargaming (2) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
9 qt Organic Orchid Potting Bark -Natural Orchid Fertilizer for Potted PlantsMulch, Root Development of Orchid Plants and Garden Soil Amendment Mix • Amazon Business $22.98 2 $45.96
Espoma Organic Charcoal for Horticultural Use, All Natural Carbon Material Helps Improve Drainage in Containers and Terrariums. for Organic Gardening, 4 qt. Bag; Pack of 1 • Amazon Business $16.18 2 $32.36
Exo Terra Plantation Soil, 8 Quarts, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Legigo Natural Sphagnum Moss Potting Mix- Carnivorous Plant Moss Dried for Sarracenia Orchid Gardening Plants 2 Quart Sized Bag(Appx.3oz) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Arcadia Garden Products Worm Nerd Worm Castings, Natural Soil Additive for Lawns, Gardening and Potted Plants, 4 Pounds, Black (WN05) • Amazon Business $13.96 2 $27.92
BLQH [18 Pounds] Pebbles Stones Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks,Polished Gravel for Landscaping (Mixed Colors) • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
TKOnline 100Pcs 10cm 0.1-0.2 Inch in Diameter Wood Log Sticks for DIY Crafts Photo Props Craft Sticks,Wood Crafts,Sticks inch,Wood Sticks,Wood Craft Sticks,Photo Stick,Photo Props,Wood logs • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Future Way 2.5 Pound Decorative Rocks for Plant, Mixed Color, Natural Pea Gravel for Succulent, Vase, Fish Tank, Landscape, Matte Texture, 1/5 Inch • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
BeautifyBeauties Hair Spray Bottle Ultra Fine Continuous Water Mister for Hairstyling, Cleaning, Plants, Misting & Skin Care (5 Ounce Black) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Capetsma Aquascape Tools, Long Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spatula Tool Set Bonsai Kit Algae Scrapers Aquarium Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank starter kit • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Windows Screen and Screen Door Replacement, 48"x118" Durable Fiberglass Screen Mesh- Window Screen & Sliding Screen Door Repair for Patio and Windows, Tooltriz • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19

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