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Mrs. Winston from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let the STrEAM Come Alive!

My students need a river ecosystem to engineer their own ecosystem for plants and animals.

  • $848 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our school are a perfect representation of the city of Houston. Students come from all over the world, each with different life experiences which they are able to share.

About 10% of our school population consists of refugees from all over the world.

These students come to us with with limited English and limited experiences. The rest of our school population is a mixture between students who live in apartments and those who live in single family homes. Many students were affected the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey last fall.

My Project

I am asking for a 30 gallon river ecosystem and the plants and animals that live there. The living ecosystem in the science lab will serve as the project focus for 4th and 5th graders who will be using science and engineering to create their own ecosystems to sustain plants and animals.

Using existing technology on campus, students will use the river ecosystem as the inspiration for their year long engineering project to create another viable ecosystem for these plants and animals.

Students will have to use science, technology, engineering, art and math in various ways to create their final project.

Mrs. Winston
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
River Tank Ecosystem, 30-gallon Complete • Carolina Biological Supply Company $409.45 1 $409.45
River Tank Accessory Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $76.72 1 $76.72
River Tank Animal Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $69.75 1 $69.75
River Tank Plant Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $62.95 1 $62.95

Materials cost

$618.87

Vendor shipping charges

$61.89

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$720.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.07

Total project goal

$847.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$847.11

3 Donors

-$423.56

Donations toward project cost

-$360.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.53

Matching donations from our partners

-$423.54

Match offers toward project cost

-$360.01

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.53

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$0.00

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