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Mrs. Thomas from Mc Leansville NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Environmental Learning Lab

The cost of miniature greenhouses is $1692, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,692 goal

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I would love to set up a series of miniature greenhouses so students can conduct experiments and investigations to understand scientific and mathematical principles and applications in an authentic setting. These greenhouses will be used continuously all year, although the contents will change according to objectives being taught. Exposure to science, math and technology will increase because 1) concepts will come alive for students who currently rely on books and videos, 2)students will experience practical applications for all science, math, and technological topics instead of just reading about them, 3) students will see themselves as scientist as we refine our experimentation, presentation and thinking skills, and 4) all data and presentations will require the use of scientific/ mathematical understanding and technology use. Goals for Students: 1) To see themselves as scientist, 2) To learn importance of science and scientific careers in our community, 3) To learn practical applications for science, math, and technology, 4) To understand and be able to use scientific inquiry and the scientific method. 5) To love learning about science and math! Series 1: What shapes the lithosphere? Each greenhouse will contain different soil types which will be introduced to a variety of variables such as decomposers, irrigation, light & heat changes, presence of rocks and minerals, and more, so that we may see how these changes affect pH, moisture, fertility, consistency, salinity, nutrient balance and overall appropriateness for a variety of plants and animals. We will investigate other variables such as crustal plate movement, folding, faulting,earthquake and volcanic activity. Series 2: How does matter cycle? Each greenhouse will focus on a different phase in the cycling of matter. Photosynthesis, transfer of matter from one organism to another, role of decomposers, producers and consumers, and adaptability will all be experimental topics. Series 3: How do population dynamics affect the world around us? Population dynamics will be represented in each greenhouse. We will see how overpopulation and under population impacts the environment. Coexistence, cooperation, and competition of organisms will be experimented with in this unit. Fifty 6th grade students will be impacted each year. The long term impact will be a greater understanding of scientific and mathematical principles, a love for science and math,increased career opportunity awareness, development of a steward's attitude towards the environment, sharpened critical thinking skills, and experiment design fluency.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flowering Plants - Class Pack (6 Kits) • Delta Education $178.00 1 $178.00
SOIL PH AND MOISTURE TEST • Carolina Biological Supply Company $163.95 1 $163.95
E-Z Garden Kit • Delta Education $98.00 6 $588.00
Hydroponics Greenhouse Kit • Delta Education $49.95 1 $49.95
SOIL PH LIME TEST KIT REFILL • Lab Safety Supply $22.20 1 $22.20
Island Ecosystem Kit • Delta Education $18.00 1 $18.00
Soil Test Kit • Delta Education $15.95 3 $47.85
PH COMPUTER • Nasco $12.32 1 $12.32
CAROLINA (R) TERRARIUM SOIL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.95 6 $29.70
CLIPBOARD 9X12 LETTER • Nasco $1.14 28 $31.92

Materials cost

$1,141.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,386.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$304.43

Total project goal

$1,691.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,691.26

1 Donor

-$1,594.85

Donations toward project cost

-$1,387.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$207.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$96.61

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$0.00

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