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Ms. Leonard from Des Moines IA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow, baby, GROW!

Help me give my students a grow kit for our classroom! I have an awesome space in my classroom to turn into a grow station to teach about life cycles, agriculture, carbon emissions, and air pollution.

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My Students

I teach an extremely diverse group of middle school students. Their life challenges, perseverance, and amazing ability to make me laugh through tricky classroom scenarios absolutely​ set this group apart.

I feel blessed to work with this awe-inspiring group of learners.

They have a deep seated desire to beat the odds and succeed. They are driven, competitive, spirited, and delightfully funny.

My students meet their challenges in incredible ways. They take the work presented to them and amaze me with their creativity and passion to change the trajectory of their lives. I couldn't be more proud to be their science teacher.

My Project

In my classroom is the perfect space for a grow station! I would love to begin next year's life science classes with opportunities to watch the process from germination through flowering/maturity.

My students have been asking for a more hands-on approach to life sciences classes, and I would love to work with them to improve the school grounds and courtyard.

As an inner-city school, my students haven't had many opportunities to see how farming and gardening work on a small scale. Our students are the future for caring for our planet. Their project for the year will be to design plant systems that will help clean carbon from the air and reduce pollution. I am excited for them to understand more about the importance of agriculture, energy, and clean air production.

Ms. Leonard
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Monios-L 4FT LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 60W T5 High Output Integrated Fixture with Reflector Combo for Indoor Plants • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix, 8-Quart • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
1020 Trays - Extra Strength No Holes, 5 pack, for Propagation Seed Starter, Plant Germination, Seedling Flat, Fodder, Microgreens • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Seedling Starter Trays, 720 Cells: (120 Trays; 6-cells Per Tray), Plus 5 Plant Labels • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80

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