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Mrs. Stratton from Philadelphia PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hydro-Pumps for Hydroponics

Help me give my students hydroponic pumps to complete our in class hydroponic gardens.

  • $264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have an amazing group of talented, dedicated and diverse students that compete at a high level despite operating on a shoe-string budget. Our students consistently earn high accolades through sheer force of will. Somehow they always rise to the challenge and hold their own against properly funded schools across the country using they ingenuity and ability. With the proper supports our school could become a premier STEM program in our city.

As part of the largest high school in the Philadelphia School District, Our school is home to over 3,500 students with over 50 languages spoken and just as many socioeconomic backgrounds.

School provides a safe space where students differences are embraced and students can focus on their learning and growth as scientists and as emerging adults.

My Project

Students will use the aquarium pumps, fittings and tubing to build hydroponic gardens within our school community

It is our hope that students will be able to help stem the obesity crisis in our community by engineering and maintaining vertical hydroponic gardens in our classrooms and in our homes.

Our goal is to grow crops to be used in our student run cafe with the potential surplus going to to families who are in need.

With the construction materials provided by this project students will be able to design and build their own vertical hydroponic gardens and grow their own healthy food alternatives.

Mrs. Stratton
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FREESEA 660GPH 40W Submersible Pump with Bottom Suction Strainer for Aquarium, Small Pool, Statuary, Pond, Hydroponics • Amazon Business $22.90 4 $91.60
One Stop Outdoor (100-PACK) 0-10 GPH 360 Degree Adjustable Dripper - Barbed Connection - Drip Irrigation Emitter Sprinklers • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
50 Feet Vinyl Tubing 5/16 ID 7/16 OD FDA Approved Multi-Purpose- Beer Brewing, Air Hose, CO2 Line, Siphoning, Etc. 10 ft, 25 ft, 50 ft • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
3/4 inch Pex Elbow 3/4" 3/4" (pack of 8) Brass Crimp Fitting/Fittings (PEX-E-3434) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NIBCO 406 Series PVC Pipe Fitting, 90 Degree Elbow, Schedule 40, 2" Slip • Amazon Business $6.01 2 $12.02
SharkBite PEX Pipe Crimp Ring 3/4 Inch, Plumbing Fittings, Pack of 25, 23103CP25 • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Genova Products 30407CP 3/4-Inch Male Iron Pipe Thread PVC Pipe Adapter Slip by Male Iron Pipe Thread - 10 Pack • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77

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