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Ms. Burgfeld from Patton MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hydroponics Revitalization

My students need seed pods, pots, a pH kit and other accessories for their existing hydroponics system to function more efficiently.

  • $181 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom is very busy and productive. Students love to learn, and are eager to do hands-on activities in the classroom and the laboratory setting. "Opportunity is often missed because it is disguised as hard work."

My students are from a tight-knit, rural community who love to show their school spirit and attend many activities provided by our school.

They are small classes, and students get along well with each other. Our school shows pride through the hallways and has good school spirit.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to grow new plants in the existing hydroponics system they built by hand. They will be able to use actual cups made for hydroponics, rather than plastic cups we have been cutting to fit into the system, and clay pellets. This will make the appearance of the system cleaner and nicer looking, while allowing students to use real products that will aid in student learning of "real life" hydroponics system set ups. We are also requesting a pH balancing kit to help plants grow how they need to. Students will be able to feel like professionals as they plant and grow their own plants this semester to harvest later in the year. Plants grown, like tomatoes and cucumbers, will be vegetables and fruits, so students can learn how to grow and harvest crops for their own consumption!

Ms. Burgfeld
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Sprout LED with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Black • Amazon Business $66.47 1 $66.47
25 pack - 3 inch HEAVY DUTY Net Pots + Cloning Collar Inserts Combo by Cz Garden Supply (3 inch Pots + BLUE Inserts) • Amazon Business $17.76 1 $17.76
General Hydroponics pH Control Kit • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
David's Garden Seeds Squash Winter Spaghetti SL0002 (Yellow) 50 Heirloom Seeds • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
David's Garden Seeds Okra Clemson Spineless Perfection SL2588A (Green) 100 Organic Seeds • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Sweet Million Cherry Tomato (Organic) Tomato 150 Seeds By Jays Seeds Upc 643451295290 • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
Champion Pumpkin 25 Seeds #895115 Item Upc#650348692278 Big jack-o'-lantern with early maturity. • Amazon Business $5.05 1 $5.05
50 Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds Cucumis Sativus by RDR Seeds • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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