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Ms. Perry from Tualatin OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Filters for Fish Fun

My students need air pumps, sponge filters and power filters for creating aquatic ecosystems.

  • $222 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Biology is a required subject. Marine biology and Environmental Studies is an elective advanced field science course.

I try to motivate students by engaging with the world about them.

Some have never even looked around the outside world!

They love getting outside and are generally excited about learning science and the natural world we live in. Students are more motivated when I combine hands-on science learning and apply to real-world concepts. I love place-based learning and STEM projects to get them engaged.

My Project

We currently have twelve aquatic tanks in our science classroom that students are assigned to take-care of, monitor the nitrogen cycle, and ensure their ecosystem is balanced. By learning how to balance and care for their aquatic ecosystem, they are learning about different biological, chemical and physiological cycles.

Having aquariums in the classroom is a highly engaging STEM project, but unfortunately, very expensive.

We need these filters and air pumps to clean our tanks of the ammonia produced by aquatic organisms. These filters will help the students' engineering project is a success and engage them to learn about the world around us.

Ms. Perry
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 240 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tetra 25775 Whisper Power Filter 60, up to 60-Gallon • Amazon Business $22.49 3 $67.47
Tetra 77853 Whisper Air Pump, 40-Gallon • Amazon Business $10.78 5 $53.90
(Ship from CA USA) Aquapapa Bio Sponge Filter Breeding Fry Betta Shrimp Nano Fish Tank Aquarium (Large) • Amazon Business $6.95 5 $34.75

Materials cost

$156.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.26

Total project goal

$221.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.72

7 Donors

-$211.13

Donations toward project cost

-$188.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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