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Mrs. Kuhn from Rushville IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Elvis, Classroom Rockstar

Help me give my students a home for a bearded dragon named Elvis.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever wanted a pet? My sixth grade students would love to have a class pet, a bearded dragon. We have researched bearded dragons, and have learned how to care for these desert dwelling animals. However, during their research, they have discovered how expensive it is to house a desert dweller. My students are convinced we can make this happen. They even have picked out the perfect name.

Elvis has entered the building!!

This is what my students want to be able to say. They are looking forward to caring for, showing off, and loving a pet in our classroom.

My Project

My students will be about to enjoy a bearded dragon, learn how to take care of a pet, and have a hands-on learning experience in science class. Many of my students have never owned a pet, so this will be a new experience for them.

We will literally bring science to life!!

What a better way to learn science, than by DOING science. I can teach kids until I am blue in the face, but when they can experience science..., the learning is endless.

I am looking forward to making memories with this great group of sixth graders. I want this class to be one that they remember forever. And since bearded dragons have a long life-span, they can come back to visit Elvis, and me!

Mrs. Kuhn
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 55 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Custom Cages Terrarium, Large 36Lx18Dx18H; Easy Assembly • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Zoo Med T5 HO Reptisun Terrarium Hood 36" • Amazon Business $54.96 1 $54.96
REPTI ZOO Dual Reptile Light Fixture for Reptile Dome UVB Light Fixture Dual Lamp Cap Combo Integration Design Heat Lighting Lamp Kit • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Zoo Med 26062 Reptisun 10.0 T5-Ho Uvb 39W Fluorescent Lamp, 34" • Amazon Business $29.15 1 $29.15
Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
REPTI ZOO Reptile Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter,110V 75W/100W/150W Infrared Bulb for Reptile Pet Coop and Glass Terrarium • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Josh's Frogs Exo Terra Bearded Dragon Juvenile Soft Pellets (8.8 oz) • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Fluker's 72025 Freeze Dried Crickets, 1.2oz • Amazon Business $2.46 1 $2.46
Fluker's 76051 Buffet Blend Juvenile Bearded Dragon Formula, 4.4 oz • Amazon Business $1.95 1 $1.95

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