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Mrs. Thayer from Meridian ID is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Hydroponics

Help me give my students hands-on opportunity to see how plants impact ecosystems. This hydroponic set-up will allow students to observe and participate in plant growth - and they'll even eat their veggies!

  • $1,418 goal

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My Students

I am such a lucky person to get to spend time with these special kiddos each day. All of them are identified as gifted & talented, and more than half of them are bused from neighboring schools to attend this class. Here, we have GT programming that is rigorous and an environment where these special kids are normal, are one of the team, and are with peers who "get" how they think and act. With this classroom full of learners will high expectations and rigorous work, they also have curious minds and busy hands, that love hands-on science experiments, just like this one.

My Project

Using full-spectrum LED lights, hydroponic growing kits, and a few chemicals to adjust water chemistry, these fifth graders will manage growth from seeds to harvest of three kinds of edible science!

If we had your support, we could grow lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and basil.

Not only will the students learn about plants in relation to ecosystems, they will also monitor and modify water chemistry. They'll observe, firsthand, how energy is transported within plant systems and transferred from the sun to their bodies. More than anything, students will see with their own eyes how plants get the materials they need for growth mainly from water and air.

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SELF-WATERING Complete Hydroponic DWC kit H2OtoGro #04St • Amazon Business $99.00 4 $396.00
Durolux DLED844W LED Grow Light | 4 Feet by 1 Foot | 160W (0.5 W LED x 320 Pcs) with White 5500K FullSun Spectrum and 20000 Lux Great for Seeding and Veg Growing! Over 50% Energy Saving! • Amazon Business $65.99 4 $263.96
Hydrofarm JS10059 4-Feet Jump Start Stand for Plants • Amazon Business $42.97 4 $171.88
Morsen LED Grow Light 50W Clip Desk Lamp Full Spectrum with 360 Degree Flexible Gooseneck Light for Office, Home, Indoor Garden Greenhouse • Amazon Business $22.99 4 $91.96
American Fireglass LAVA-S-10 Fire Glass Small Sized Black Lava Rock – Porous, All-Natural, 1/4 Inch to 1/2 Inch Thick x 10 Pounds • Amazon Business $18.00 4 $72.00
Intermatic TN111K 15-Amp Lamp and Appliance Timer • Amazon Business $9.26 4 $37.04
Hydroponic Buttercrunch Lettuce Seeds - REX - Pelleted - Certified Non-GMO NFT DWC Boston Bibb (50 seeds) • Amazon Business $8.69 2 $17.38
Hydroponic pH Up and Down Control Kit • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Schultz All Purpose 10 15 10 Plant Food Plus, 4 Ounce • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Plastic pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 4.5-9.0), 100 strips • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Plastic pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 0-14), 100 strips • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
RDR Seeds 50 Tiny Tim Tomato Seeds - Patio Tomato, Dwarf Heirloom, Cherry Tomato - by • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
RDR Seeds 150 Sweet Basil Seeds- Genovese Basil, Genovese Ocimum Basilicum, Pesto Basil • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

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