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Mr. Reid from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Fish Needed for Our 200 Gallon Classroom Reef

Help me give my students yellow tangs to help clean the algae and a Copperband Butterfly Fish to control aiptasia in our classroom reef tank. The Tasselfish is included just because its cute!

  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I installed a huge 200 gallon classroom reef tank (7ft x 2ft x 2ft) to introduce my students to many chemistry topics. In addition, our school's marine biology students study its inhabitants too.

Coral reefs have some of the highest biodiversity in the world.

My students are friendly, bright and hardworking. About 60% come from low income families and none of them have ever studied saltwater fish and invertebrates first-hand. They have, however, expressed a strong interest in learning more about the marine fish and invertebrates and the reefs they live on. Many of my students also enjoy reading about them from our DonorsChoose donated library and dream of becoming veterinarians, astrobiologists, chemists, environmentalists and marine biologists.

My Project

These fish will help keep our marine reef tank interesting, clean and healthy. Throughout the school year, my students will learn hands-on about solution and acid/ base chemistry, Ksp, as well as basic and integrated laboratory process skills, ecology, and water quality/ pollution.

By exposing my students to the wonders of the reef, you will make a huge difference in my students' lives.

My kids experience great success on their AP exams each year as I try to tie-in all the chemical processes that occur in our classroom reef tank as it relates to the topics covered on the AP exam. Hopefully after learning about the reef and its inhabitants, my students will be more focused on helping preserve it in the future.

Mr. Reid
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yellow Tang - Hawaii • https://www.liveaquaria.com $39.99 9 $359.91
Copperband Butterflyfish • https://www.liveaquaria.com $49.99 1 $49.99
Tassle Filefish • https://www.liveaquaria.com $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$439.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.09

Total project goal

$560.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.58

6 Donors

-$431.40

Donations toward project cost

-$391.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.97

match offer

-$100.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.11

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$0.00

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