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Mrs. Keenan from Franklinton NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us GROW!

Help me give my students the items they need to get started, such as pots, soils, and seeds for growing and lights for indoor growing and support

  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious and full of questions! They range from ages 12-15 and come from all different walks of life. They love hands-on, experimental learning and are eager to see the outcomes and creation of their own work. As a science teacher, I encourage their unique exploration and remind them that failure is not a bad thing, but a learning tool all scientists experience. Great discoveries have come from experimentation, mistakes and trying things over and over again.

My students are part of a small town nestled on the outskirts of Raleigh, N.C.

Many of these kids have never left their community due to financial or socioeconomic restraints inside their families. Sometimes, my classroom is the only place these students get a chance to "explore" what's available to them outside their small town. Their restraints don't hold them back though, they are still very compassionate and thoughtful students with the drive to take in every thing around them.

Do you remember the first time you created something with your own hands from start to finish? Do you remember the value of that creation, whether it was big or small, and how it made you feel? These students deserve that!

My Project

My students need indoor lighting, seeds, and planting materials for their seedlings to grow. The different variations of bulbs will allow us to experiment with various light colors and wave lengths to see which light provides the best growth.

Research has shown that having plants in your classroom increases the air quality in your space, fuels creativity and exploration and increases one's self esteem after watching their own creation flourish!

With the addition of these plants in our classroom, my students will be able to watch and nurture a living organism from seedling to full bloom. The learning possibilities are endless - light and wave length, soil and water monitoring, measurement and documentation, scientific inquiry, scientific experiments, ecosystems, earth science, botany, fundraising possibilities, etc. Students will be able to document their journeys with interactive notebooking and share their outcomes with the community if they decide to use the vegetables they grew for fundraising!

First and foremost, this project will allow students to create something unique to them with their OWN hands from start to finish and teach them a life sustaining skill that they can continue to use forever.

Mrs. Keenan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, 16-Quart • Amazon Business $11.44 7 $80.08
Woods 0169 18/2-Gauge SPT-2 Clamp Light with 8.5-Inch Reflector, 150-Watt, 6-Foot • Amazon Business $12.72 4 $50.88
SANSI 30W LED Plant Light Bulb Full Spectrum LED Grow Light Plant Lights for Indoor Plants, Growing Light for Hydroponic Greenhouse Houseplants Flower Herb Tobacco, E26 Grow Bulb Daylight White UV&IR • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Yield Lab 10 x 20 Inch Black Plastic Propagation Tray (10 Pack) – Hydroponic, Aeroponic, Horticulture Growing Equipment • Amazon Business $23.49 2 $46.98
2018 Dual Head UV & IR Plant Grow Light with Double Switch and 360 Degree Flexible Gooseneck for Indoor Plants Seedling Growing Blooming Fruiting in Greenhouse Office and Home (10 w) • Amazon Business $22.95 2 $45.90
LED Grow Light, SOLMORE 3Pcs 1.6ft/Strip Plant Light for Indoor Plants 18W Grow Lamp Flexible Soft Plant Grow Light for Indoor Plants,Plant Growing,Greenhouse,Potted Plant, Hydroponic Garden • Amazon Business $19.89 2 $39.78
100 Pcs 4.33" Plastic Plants Nursery Pot/Pots Seedlings Flower Plant Container Seed Starting Pots • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
David's Garden Seeds Radish German Giant SV12Q (Red) 200 Heirloom Seeds • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
"Howden's Field" Howden Pumpkin Seeds, 20+ Heirloom Seeds, The Perfect Pumpkin, (Isla's Garden Seeds), Non Gmo, 85% Germination, Highest Quality! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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