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Ms. Plambeck from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Living Science

Help me give my students the science supplies we need to supplement our "living systems" curriculum.

  • $496 goal

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My Students

We are an inquisitive, fun, smart, and excited community of learners. We are diverse in every sense of the word: culturally, economically, racially, linguistically, and in terms of our interests.

We come together in the classroom to create a rigorous learning community.

Together, we will investigate and discover how our similarities and differences inform our understanding of the world. We are excited to tackle a new year of learning and fun together. Please support us as we complete elementary school.

My Project

We study living systems in fifth grade but we do not always get a chance to truly live with these systems. By providing us with an aquarium and vermiculture (worm box) habitat, you will allow us to experiment with living systems through hands-on, real-world experiences.

We are interested in how small changes can have big impacts on living systems.

This relates not just to our micro environments but will help us understand how climate disruption is affected by seemingly small changes in human behavior. These materials will help us make connections between our science field trip to Lake Merritt, our language arts & social studies unit on extreme weather, and our science unit about living systems.

Ms. Plambeck
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worm Factory 360 Composting Bin + Moisture and pH Testing Meter Worm Farm Kit (Terracotta) • Amazon Business $142.95 1 $142.95
Aquarium Tank, Glass, 20 Gal • Carolina Biological Supply Company $68.35 1 $68.35
Aquarium Hood, Full, LED, for 20- or 55-gal Tank • Carolina Biological Supply Company $62.05 1 $62.05
Whisper In-Tank Filter 20i • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.26 1 $28.26
Filter Cartridge, Bio-Bag, for Whisper Power Filters, Large, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $20.61 1 $20.61
Air Releaser, Stone, Pack of 2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.62 5 $8.10
Thermometer, LCD, Sticks on Outside of Aquarium Tank • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.62 1 $5.62

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