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Mrs. Erb from Belpre OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leave It To Beavers!

Help me give my students a stream table to provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about erosion and deposition.

  • $302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 4th grade students live in a rural school district in which the majority of students receive free or reduced-priced lunch. Ohio is the worst state in the U.S. for drug abuse and my students live in an area that is plagued with drug dealers, overdoses, and suicides. Many of them have seen their parents or close relatives use drugs. They have seen and experienced the violence that accompanies this plague, and many have parents and close family members who have either committed suicide or are in jail as a result of their poor choices.

Despite the challenges they face, they are "eager beavers" and are so ready to learn!

They deserve to have the same type of hands-on learning opportunities as students from affluent school districts.

My Project

As my students investigate beavers and their role in an ecosystem, they will also learn about how beavers are both constructive and destructive forces to the landscape. As part of their learning experience, students will build a model beaver dam to further their understanding of erosion and deposition.

Children learn by doing, and this is an excellent opportunity to give them a truly hands-on experience!

They are always more engaged when they are working with their hands and are building something that they are interested in and that applies to their own lives!

They already have a lot of questions about beavers and they are excited to get started!

Mrs. Erb
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stream Table Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $89.82 1 $89.82
Stream Table Sand • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.43 1 $60.43
Aquarium Pump and Power Head, Maxi-Jet 1200 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $52.96 1 $52.96

Materials cost

$203.21

Vendor shipping charges

$20.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.28

Total project goal

$301.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$301.86

1 Donor

-$301.86

Donations toward project cost

-$256.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.28

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$0.00

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