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Mrs. Samon from Cookeville TN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Investigations with Axolotls!

Help me give my students a habitat for our new classroom addition! We need a large aquarium set-up, including plants and a chiller to simulate the axolotl's native environment.

  • $509 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach one hundred twenty students in a rural middle school in Tennessee. They come from a wide variety of academic skill and socio-economic levels, but they all share excitement for Science. I focus on using hands-on activities to make our studies captivating and relevant.

These budding scientists value the opportunity to learn through real-life experiences.

They enthusiastically help to care for our class pets, they actively participate in our daily labs, and they thrive on new experiences. They make teaching fun!

My Project

So... why do we want an axolotl? Axolotls are unique, critically-endangered amphibians. They live underwater their entire lives, and their genome - 10x larger than human's - holds secrets that inspire worldwide research. They have the mind-blowing ability to regenerate their limbs, jaw, and even spinal column!

Being able to interact with axolotls directly as we investigate genetics and animal adaptations this year will offer an unprecedented, fantastic real-life opportunity for my students!

The live plants and the chiller in the aquarium will create a habitat similar to the axolotl's natural environment, providing the ideal setting for him to live.

Mrs. Samon
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Perfecto Manufacturing APF10370 37-Gallon Aquarium Tank, 30 by 12 by 22-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $145.26 1 $145.26
EVERSECU 72w 110-240v Aquarium Water Chiller Warmer/Cooler Temperature Controller for Fish Shrimp Tank Marine Coral Reef Tank Below 20L/30L Aquarium Chiller (20L Only Cool) • Amazon Business $89.90 1 $89.90
Marineland Magnum Polishing Internal Canister Filter (ML90770) • Amazon Business $43.09 1 $43.09
NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 28 to 36 Inch, 18 Watts • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Exo Terra Screen Cover, 20-29 Gallon • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
API FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT 800-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water Master Test Kit • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Seachem Prime 500ml • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
6 Marimo Moss Ball Variety Pack - 4 Different Sizes of Premium Quality Marimo from Giant 2.5 Inch to Small 1 Inch - World's Easiest Live Aquarium Plant - Sustainably Harvested and All-Natural • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Seachem Purigen 100ml • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
SunGrow Long Leaf Java Fern - Plastic Artificial Plant to Enhance Your Aquascape - Fish Tank Aquarium Decor - Looks Realistic, Beautiful Green Leaves - No Maintenance Required - Ready to Install • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Zoo Med Stainless Steel Feeding Tongs, 10-Inch • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21

Materials cost

$396.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.29

Total project goal

$508.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.61

7 Donors

-$274.79

Donations toward project cost

-$241.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.72

match offer

-$225.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$191.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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