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Mrs. Palmer from San Diego CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Go with the Flow: Ecology of a Watershed

My students need binoculars, water test strips, and a stir plate for our ecology based project "Go with the Flow: Examining the Ecology of the San Diego River Watershed".

  • $643 goal

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My Students

My students come from a diverse, lottery selected student population. In my class, students will do authentic work, immerse themselves in field experiences and experimentation, reflect on what they have learned and share with our school and community. They have opportunities to teach each other and through our project based learning approach, are already contributing authentically to our regional community. Students are excited about learning and have the opportunity to discover and pursue their individual interests within our project whether experimentation, graphic design, writing, photography, outreach and much more!

My Project

My students need field work supplies for our upcoming project, Go with the Flow. Survey lines and water quality testing strips will allow students to collect data at our research site, a protected wetland park at the base of the San Diego River Watershed. Binoculars will allow them to bird watch and allow them to practice taxonomic identification of species as well as compare and contrast migratory and non-migratory birds that rely on the park. They will use these field surveys to help them design lab research.

Lab supplies such as the stir plate and magnet bar will allow them to conduct more detailed professional standard water quality tests such as ammonia, nitrate and nitrite.

Students may use the ecology game as inspiration as we come up with brain games to teach our ecology findings to elementary aged students at the end of the semester.

Mrs. Palmer
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HD Binoculars for Adults, Compact for Bird Watching Stargazing Hunting travelling Sporting Events, 10X 42 High Powered folding Binocular, Bak4 Roof Prism & FMC Optics for Bright and Clear birding B25 • Amazon Business $59.99 3 $179.97
Komelon 6611IM Feet/Inches and Metric Fiber Tape Reel with Double Nylon Coated Fiberglass Blade, 100-Feet-30M by 1/2-Inch • Amazon Business $11.47 4 $45.88
BIPEE Magnetic Stir Plate with Holder • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Amzdeal Salinity Refractometer Aquarium & Seawater - Dual Scale (1.0 to 1.070 S.G.) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Luster Leaf 1605 Rapitest Digital Soil Testing Kit • Amazon Business $24.63 1 $24.63
Into the Forest Game • Amazon Business $23.70 1 $23.70
HealthSnap 10-in-1 Water Test Strips, 100 count - Rapidly Test Fluoride, Lead, Copper, pH, Chlorine, Nitrite and More in Drinking Water, Tap Water, Pools, Spas, and Aquariums - Results in 30 seconds • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Bel-Art Spinbar Magnetic Stirring Bar Retriever; 12 in. (F37772-0000) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
API Phosphate Test Kit For Freshwater And Saltwater • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Soil pH Meter, 3-in-1 Soil Test Kit For Moisture, Light & pH, A Must Have For Home And Garden, Lawn, Farm, Plants, Herbs & Gardening Tools, Indoor/Outdoors Plant Care Soil Tester (No Battery Needed) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
API NITRATE 90-Test Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Water Test Kit • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
BIPEE 7pcs Octagon PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bars White Color • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
API AMMONIA 130-Test Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Water Test Kit • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
API NITRITE TEST KIT 180-Test Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Test Kit • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Mac's Field Guide to Midwest Garden Bugs (Mac's Guides (Flash Cards)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Mac's Field Guide to Reptiles of North America Laminated Card (Mac's Guides) • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Hydrion pH Strips ph range 1-12 100 strips per vial • Amazon Business $5.45 1 $5.45
Mac's Field Guide Good Garden Bugs of California (Mac's Guides (Charts)) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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