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Mrs. Burnette from Nashua NH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Need Fish Supplies to Keep the Fish Happy

My students need fish tank supplies such as food, a pump, water conditioner and automatic food feeders to replace the old broken ones.

  • $203 goal

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My Students

Most of my students come from low income households and have a very hard time succeeding in school. Over forty percent of our school qualifies for free or reduced priced lunch. Our school district does not have enough funds to give teachers the resources to teach every student and we are considered to be a Title One school district. Teachers have to rely on handouts or use their own money to gather the tools they need to be effective in the classroom.

Students need new and exciting ways of being taught and teachers need the supplies to teach them.

Many student speak English as a second language and would benefit with more resources in the classroom. In science, the content can be difficult for them to understand due to the language barrier. They typically give up instead of putting in more effort. As their teacher, I am looking for new and exciting ways to help these students to stay in school and help them learn with less anxiety.

My Project

My students enjoy having fish in the classroom and I feel it is a great learning experience for them. With three tanks in the room, they always help me care for the fish and help maintain the fish tanks. We have a guppy breeding tank ( 20 gallons) a GloFish tank (10 gallon) and a 40 gallon goldfish tank. My students are intrigued by each tank and how special each tank is. They enjoy seeing all the new babies in the guppy tank, How big the Goldfish are getting in the big tank and love to see the glow from the Glofish tank.

Since my students take responsibility for maintaining the fish tanks, they made me aware of supplies we need to help keep our fish happy.

We need new filter cartilages for the 40 gallon tank and a new filter for the Glofish tank, a air pump and supplies, more food, water conditioner and some automatic food feeders for when we are on vacations. They are very excited to be able to be able to help take care of our classroom pets!

Mrs. Burnette
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
COODIA Auto Fish Food Feeder Battery Operated Automatic Aquarium Tank Timer Feed Fish, 4 times Max a Day, Capacity Adjustable, LED Display • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Tetra Whisper EX Carbon Filter Cartridges, Large, 4-Count • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Penn-Plax Daily Double II Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder • Amazon Business $9.46 2 $18.92
GeeKeep Aquarium Fish Tank Air Curtain Bubble Generator Bubble Air Stone with 12 Color Changing RGB LED Light • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
REDGO Slient 2 Air Bubble Disk Stone Aerator Aquarium Fish Tank Pond Pump Hydroponic Oxygen with 2M Silicone Tube • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tetra Whisper EX Silent Multi-Stage Power Filter for Aquariums • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Wardley Medium Floating Goldfish Food Pellets - 16.75oz • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Tetra AquaSafe Plus Water Conditioner/Dechlorinator, 8.4-Ounce • Amazon Business $4.03 2 $8.06
Tetra 26160 Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridge, Unassembled, Medium, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
GloFish Special Flake Dry Fish Food for Brightness, 1.6 oz • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97

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