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Mr. Pelletier from Poinciana FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hydroponics in the Classroom

Help me give my students a hydroponics growing system so they can learn more about engineering, and plant life!

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, we are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. About 30% of our students came from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Many are being raised in single-parent households and, based on their socioeconomic status, qualify for free lunch. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read, and love lots of positive attention. To combat the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide them with the skills necessary to keep pace in today's high stakes learning environment. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.

My Project

My students will soon be learning about plant life, and what plants need to survive. A common misconception is that plants all need soil, and I would like to use these materials to teach my students about what plants really need to survive. A build it yourself hydroponics system would allow my students to see exactly what type of engineering it takes to create a self-contained system capable of growing multiple varieties of plants, without the use of soil or sunlight.

Please help my students experience the joy of building this system, and growing their own food.

With this project, they will become even more independent life long learners.

Mr. Pelletier
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INTBUYING Hydroponic Grow Kit Hydroponic Growing System for Leafy Vegetables 10 Pipes 3 Layers 90 Plant Sites • Amazon Business $115.00 1 $115.00

Materials cost

$115.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.89

Total project goal

$172.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.61

4 Donors

-$90.79

Donations toward project cost

-$84.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.12

match offer

-$73.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$62.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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