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Mrs. Figueroa
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

How Does Water Quality Affect Aquatic Ecosystems?

My students need graduated cylinders, with nitrate electrode and phosphate kits.

My Students

Is it really there if you can't see it? Help my students measure pollutants in water that are not visible to the naked eye.

We live in California, in a large, high poverty, urban school district that is facing massive budget problems.

Many of my students will be the first in their family to attend college. They do not have a lot of experience with science beyond what is provided in the classroom. Students in our science classes often use make-shift instruments and do not have enough experience with quality lab ware that they will need to be able to use when they attend college,

My Project

I am requesting supplies that we will use to do water quality testing. We will be creating interconnected ecosystems to see how runoff from land affects aquatic ecosystems. They will be taking measurements to determine water quality. The graduated cylinders will be used to measure the water that is put into the ecosystems and the water that is removed for testing. The test kits will allow them to test for nitrate and phosphate, which pollute aquatic ecosystems, but are invisible to the naked eye.

Help prepare the next generation of scientists to maintain our planet as a habitable place to live with clean air and water!

Many of my students will be the first generation in their families to attend college and have expressed an interest in majoring in environmental science. With your help, I can prepare them to meet the academic challenges that lie ahead for them, and they will be able to meet the scientific challenges that lie ahead for all of us.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kit - Phosphate 30Tst/Kt • Sargent-Welch $64.80 1 $64.80
Nitrate Ion-Selective Electrode • Sargent-Welch $179.99 1 $179.99
Cylinder Graduated Polymethylpentene 250mL • Sargent-Welch $10.48 9 $94.32
Kit Phosphate Refill • Sargent-Welch $29.70 1 $29.70

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This project will reach 26 students.

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