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Mr. Chau from Chicago IL is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Light It Up!

Help me give my students low-energy LED lights for their naturally aquascaped aquariums!

  • $381 goal

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My Students

My students attend a selective enrollment school in the city of Chicago. They are high-achieving young men and women who have worked very hard to be admitted to a school that challenges them to live every day with courage, compassion, character, and curiosity--our four Cs.

Donating to my project will allow me to further enrich the academic and personal lives of my students.

As a Chicago Public School, our high school is perennially under-funded relative to suburban schools in the Chicago area, and any additional funding is greatly appreciated.

My Project

The aquarium club at my high school has been very fortunate to inherit used tanks from generous donors, but sometimes those tanks do not come with all of the necessary gear or have gear that is no longer working. This project will allow two of our largest tanks to be lighted brightly enough for the students to replicate Amazonian aquascapes that will help their fish to feel at home. One aquarium inhabits a lounge outside our counselor's offices and acts as a therapeutic aquarium. The other is in a science lab and is a new tank for 9 freshmen to build. It will house New World cichlids from the Amazon Basin.

Mr. Chau
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
165W Aquarium Lights, WILLS Dimmable Full Spectrum Planted Aquarium Led Lights for Freshwater and Saltwater Coral Reef Fish Tank, Blue & White Light • Amazon Business $89.98 2 $179.96
HiTauing LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Programmable Auto On & Off /Timer, 56W Led Light for 36-42 Inch Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum Dimmable 7 Colors 10 Intensity &LCD Controller • Amazon Business $54.39 2 $108.78

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