You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Haas from Brooklyn NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Grows At School: Life Cycles Of Freshwater Fish!

My students need a 29 gallon aquarium, filter and other accessories to create a flourishing in classroom ecosystem!

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a specialized school for my students who have various forms of Emotional Disturbances and Learning Disabilities, my students come from neighborhoods throughout our city, and even commuting from several miles away. With various forms of emotional disturbances, my students can easily become disenchanted with school and often look for extra reasons to come to school. After asking numerous times what can change their outlook on school, my students responded that if they had something to take care of early in the morning before classes, it would encourage their early, or even on time arrival for school. After these suggestions were made, the solution was simple, creating a time to monitor life cycles of fish during our regular classes! Together with these supplies, my students will have a hands-on learning experience that they will love, and desire to encourage them to come to school daily!

My Project

While my students are diagnosed with varying forms of Emotional Disturbances, they still take part in the general education curriculum. A key component of their instruction in science is understanding how a life cycle manifests, as well as how an ecosystem interacts. This project will provide my students with access to materials to engineer and cultivate a living ecosystem and document its growth. While it may seem like this is just a fish tank and plant growing system, it will allow my students to record daily progress, compare how a plant grows when watered with/without water from the fish tank, and chart the growth related to each. What better way to introduce our students to the biology curriculum and skills needed to take the New York State Regents than by having a time set aside each morning for them to take care of their ecosystem. By creating student ownership as well as providing them with the latest and greatest materials, our students will become science ambassadors to the whole school and will create a science related buzz throughout our school that our school has never experienced before! Together we can help our students create this ecosystem!

Mr. Haas
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Haas is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aquarium Tank, Glass, 29 Gal • Carolina Biological Supply Company $97.15 1 $97.15
Cascade CCF3UL Canister Filter, 100 Gallon, 265gph • Amazon Business $73.99 1 $73.99
NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 28 to 36 Inch, 18 Watts • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Aquarium Cover, Glass, for 29-gal Tank • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.97 1 $24.97
Flourite Black, 7 kg / 15.4 lbs • Amazon Business $21.41 1 $21.41
Aqueon Submersible Aquarium Heater • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Petzilla PBI-1 Aquarium Fish Breeder Box for Hatchery (Small, 3.11"x2.75"x4.3") • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Fluval Q1 Air Pump • Amazon Business $15.35 1 $15.35
Tetra TetraColor PLUS Tropical Fish Flakes, 7.06-Ounce • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Niteangel Ancient Easter Island Stone Head Aquarium Ornament, Fish Tank Decoration Accessories • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Emours Resin Egyptian Pyramids Reptile Shrimp Fish Hideouts Aquarium Decor • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Ceramic Pleco Spawning Brick S- Aquarium shrimp breedi ng cave baby fishes Tank • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Hikari Tropical Sinking Wafers for Catfish, Loaches and Bottom Feeders 3.88 oz • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Hikari Usa Tropical Fancy Guppy for Pet Health, Fish Food 1.54oz • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Fluval Decor 3 Moss Stones for Aquarium, Large • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Zacro LCD Digital Aquarium Thermometer Fish Tank Water Terrarium Temperature • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tetra PRO PlecoWafers for Algae Eaters, 5.29-Ounce • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Seachem Flourish Tabs 10 Count • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[478884],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3259423,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":6,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":36,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Haas","authorIds":{"478884":{"owner":"Mr. Haas","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3259423],"proposalHash":"78427680","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":39509,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":280,"proposalURL":"project/mr-haas-do-you-have-safe-water-to-dri/5286225/","proposalTitle":"Mr. Haas, Do You Have Safe Water to Drink?","proposalId":5286225},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDc4ODg0"],"teacherId":478884,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}