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Mrs. Russell from Winfall NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Here Fishy Fishy

My students need an aquaponics system to observe and learn about plant and animal growth needs.

  • $448 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our county come from a wide span of economic, racial, and social backgrounds with over 60% of our Title I school on free and reduced lunch plans. However, regardless of where they each came from, as they enter our school, they are treated with respect and loved.

Our community is blessed with a strong agriculture program at both our middle school and high school.

Students love the hands on nature of the ag programs and readily sign up for the classes.

The agriculture program at our middle school is a new program in only its second year. Student feedback is extremely positive and we are continuing to look for ways to expand and grow our program.

My Project

It is a struggle for all middle school educators to engage and peak the interest of students in this age group. Students learn best when they can actually see or have a hands on approach with a concept. An aquaponic system will give my students this hands on opportunity to learn about germination rates by observing the rate at which different plants grow in the aquaponic system. They will learn about fish anatomy by observing the different fish we use in the system, and learn more about the nitrogen cycle as we observe and discuss the ways both organisms work in a symbiotic relationship.

This aquaponic system will engage students and give them a hands on lesson on sustainable agriculture processes.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Countertop Aquaponics System • Nasco $293.95 1 $293.95

Materials cost

$293.95

Vendor shipping charges

$29.40

State sales tax

$22.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$380.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.18

Total project goal

$447.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$447.87

2 Donors

-$446.87

Donations toward project cost

-$379.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.03

match offer

-$1.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$0.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.15

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$0.00

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