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Ms. Sergeant from Detroit MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marine Biology

My students need salt, replacement filters, water conditioner, and marine animals for our salt water aquarium.

  • $552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Wow! Thanks to Disney Planet Challenge's previous support, we have a salt water aquarium in our classroom. However, it does take a lot of upkeep and replacement items.

My students are inner city fourth graders who live nowhere near an ocean.

We only have fresh water near us and it is unbelievable how the students do not know the difference between the two. With this habitat in our classroom we are able to study both types of ecosystems.

My Project

My students are fascinated by any living creature in our room. By adding a totally unique environment to the classroom they will be fascinated and unable to stay away. They learn so much just by having the experience of caring for and observing the salt water tank. My students will learn the difference between lake environments and ocean environments. They will be able to compare and contrast water, animals, and the different species found in each habitat.

My project is important because I believe water is crucial in the future of our planet.

My students will learn firsthand how important water quality is for humans as well as the animals living in these ecosystems. My goal is to create stewards of our planet for the future.

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Ms. Sergeant
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Power Filter/Protein Skimmer, Skilter 250 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $82.65 1 $82.65
Saltwater Master Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.20 1 $33.20
Living Reef Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $115.90 1 $115.90
Hydrometer, SeaTest • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.67 1 $15.67
AquaSafe(r) Water Conditioner, 16.9-oz Bottle • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.79 3 $26.37
Aquarium Cover, Glass, for 20-Gal • Carolina Biological Supply Company $20.85 1 $20.85
Instant Ocean(r) Synthetic Sea Salt • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.12 3 $78.36
ReptoFilter(tm) Cartridge • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.40 2 $20.80

Materials cost

$393.80

Vendor shipping charges

$39.38

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.78

Total project goal

$551.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$551.87

4 Donors

-$275.93

Donations toward project cost

-$234.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.39

match offer

-$275.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$234.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.39

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$0.00

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