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Ms. Joyce from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let It Grow, Let It Grow, Let It Grow

Help me give my students an aquaponics and a hydroponic system to grow new plants in our STEM classroom.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are special needs middle school age students on the Autism Spectrum. The students are at varies level of independence in self care and cognitive development. Ignacio Estrada said “If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

I love that each student's learning style is so unique and that they approach every activity differently.

They are my Scientists, Technologist, Engineers, and Mathematician, they my investigators, tasters, testers, experimenters, artist, explorers.

My Project

This year I am excited to introduce my students and school to a new way of growing plants. We are requesting hydroponics and aquaponic systems which will show my students a different way that plants grow to provide food for their families and communities.

The hydroponic and aquaponic systems will also teach the kids a sense of responsibility, scheduling, pruning, sorting veggies, measuring water, pouring water, plant recognition, plant parts, and improve math skills.

More importantly all of these skills will transfer into their personal lives, giving them a stronger sense of independence; pouring their own drinks, measuring for a recipes, recognition of personal belongings, etc.

Ms. Joyce
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Visual Desktop Hydroponics Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $89.77 2 $179.54
AquaSprouts Garden • Carolina Biological Supply Company $152.95 1 $152.95
Carolina STEM Challenge: Hydroponics Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $89.95 1 $89.95

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