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Ms. Everts from Los Angeles CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Homemade Aquaponics Systems

Help me give my students the hands-on experience of building their own homemade aquaponics systems to observe living ecosystems, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration in action!

  • $591 goal

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My Students

I will be beginning my second semester of my first year teaching at a public middle school in LAUSD. As a first year teacher, I am in need of lab supplies for my amazing students. We have a unique and diverse campus with many students who seek to dive into science.

Your donations will go towards 7th grade science classroom supplies to help students engage in inquiry driven research to expand their science knowledge.

My students are thoughtful, caring, evidence gathering researchers who will seek to answer questions posed in the science community.

My Project

The materials in this project are designed for hands-on learning for my incredible 7th grade science students. These materials will be used for my students to interact with their curriculum by building homemade aquaponics systems. The students will be able to design their own ecosystem and see the scientific concepts of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in action.

Through a hands-on lab like this, students will cultivate a love for science and discovery.

Students will analyze their creations to understand how matter and energy cycle through real life systems such as the ones they will build. Please help enrich my science students' experience in our classroom.

Ms. Everts
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 153 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Comet Goldfish (Carassius auratus), Living, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $20.16 5 $100.80
Cabomba (Fanwort), Living, Pack of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.93 3 $59.79
Sphagnum (Bog Moss), Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.30 4 $41.20
Elodea (Egeria densa), Living, Pack of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.00 3 $39.00
Pebbles, Waterworn, 50 lb • Carolina Biological Supply Company $32.89 1 $32.89
Crayon, Assorted Colors, Pack of 120 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.91 2 $25.82
Bromthymol Blue, 0.01% Aqueous, Laboratory Grade, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.68 4 $18.72
Calcium Chloride, Anhydrous, Pellets, 4 to 8 Mesh, Laboratory Grade, 2 kg • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.66 1 $15.66
Baking Soda, 1-qt Pail • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.66 1 $12.66
Sodium Hydroxide, 1 M (4%), Aqueous, Laboratory Grade, 1 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.28 1 $12.28
Potassium Chloride, Granular, ACS Grade, 500 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.63 1 $9.63
White Vinegar, 3.8 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.22 1 $9.22
Tape, Electrical, Roll • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.79 5 $8.95
Twine, 200 ft • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.41 1 $4.41

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