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Coach Sims from Houston TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nature in the Classroom: Building a Hydroponics System

Help me give my students a table to complete their hydroponics set up.

  • 8 donors
  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an urban high school, where yearly the majority of my students have never gone into actual nature (forest/woods). The majority have never dealt with a variety of animals or living things. When they arrive to the classroom, many times this is one of the the first experiences where they are able to get hands-on with the outside environment.

My Project

Having a Hydroponics system in a Life Science classroom opens a whole new world of learning. It places students in a room with the subject. From the reproduction of plants and fish, to watching those species inherit traits through generations, to discovering genetics. The hands-on exercises of picking plants, to identifying parts and functions. Decomposition and detritivore red wigglers munching away at a plant remains just feet away. Hydroponics is a living ecosystem you can see to teach about food chains and energy transfer. It is all this and so much more.

Incorporating actual life in Life Science classrooms incorporates life long growth and knowledge.

Besides the learning of classroom knowledge, students caring for the system teaches them basic plant and animal care. Daily care tasks to keep the students held to an account of responsibility.

Thank you for your time and all you do. Looking forward to great things.

Coach Sims
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fast Fit HGC706124 Tray Stand 4' x 8' Toolless Assembly For Hydroponics, White • Amazon Business $290.99 1 $290.99

Materials cost

$290.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.41

Total project goal

$382.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.76

6 Donors

-$189.18

Donations toward project cost

-$164.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.63

Matching donations from our partners

-$189.18

Match offers toward project cost

-$160.80

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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