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Mrs. Rodriguez from Jersey City NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing New Ideas, Growing Aeroponics!

My students need to have an understanding of the source of their food, and the process behind its growth. This aeroponic and hydroponic systems will provide this experience.

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My Students

Growing knowledge for nature, true compassion for contributing to the school community, and authentic learning through interdisciplinary activities for all our students, are some of the goals of our Environmental Club. With the school comprised of students in grades ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade and a total population of approximately 1,000 students, we are constantly using the garden space as an outdoor classroom to expand on learning.

Located in an urban setting, students and teachers alike are always in search of equipment and supplies that will make our school achieve successful outcomes that will benefit all the stakeholders involved.

By planting a variety of items in our school garden, we have created a forum and place which allows for our students to bond and create relationships with nature and the community, while actively supporting our Enchanted Garden. The middle school students in particular, are looking to create a aeroponic growing system which will allow them to have a greater understanding of sustainability and agriculture.

My Project

My students from kindergarten to eighth grade will get to explore, wonder and compare how the plants grow weekly using an aeroponics, and the hydroponic. This system which includes an herb seed pod kit, a greenhouse plant such as Italian herb seed are some of the needed items requested in this project. Those systems are the most efficient and productive way to grow indoors.This project will allow the students to make real-life connections with science, along with building an understanding of plant life and animal species.

The aeroponics and grow lights will be used to grow plants during the winter months.

The AeroGarden Kit will be part of the system and will used to demonstrate plant life cycle in a closed system.

For that reason, the need and importance of the "Aeroponics" will be critical for the learning about agricultural systems. Also they will provide the students an opportunity to demonstrate different living conditions among three different growing systems within the classroom indoors.

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

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Black • Amazon Business $129.98 1 $129.98
Soil Free Smart Herb Garden Hydroponics Indoor Plant Growth LED Light Kit Mini Garden Self-Watering Pots, Seeds Planting & Intelligent Desk Reading Lamp for Friends, Kids and Families- White • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Jiffy 42mm Professional Greenhouse 50-Plant Starter Kit • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
AeroGarden Salad Greens Mix Seed Pod Kit (7-Pod) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
AeroGarden Italian Herb Seed Pod Kit (7-Pod) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95

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