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Mrs. Bartel from Midland TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nemo in the Classroom or Invertebrates in my Tank

My students need coral reef video and invertebrate marine life like urchins, starfish, crabs, and limpets.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am the teacher for the districts 5th Grade Gifted and Talented students. Our district pulls out these students for 2 days a week to come to our campus for enriched classes of differentiated instruction. We try to have students use knowledge and make connections between subjects and create projects of high quality.

While my students are all of high ability they are of mixed opportunities. Being 15 hours from the sea (and 2 hours from any sizable water at all) many are unfamiliar with the varied life that lives in the sea.

I wish to develop a salt water aquarium system with the many varied marine organisms we study and learn about during the year.

With the generous help of donors we will be able to a bring the ocean to our classroom and make oceanography and "Finding NEMO" come alive. It is a lot easier to point to a limpet than to try to describe one.

Mrs. Bartel
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 114 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Algae Live Food for Saltwater Invertebrates Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.13 1 $28.13
Diatoms Microscope Slide; Diatoms, recent marine, mixed species, w.m. • Frey Scientific, Inc. $7.05 6 $42.30
Discovery Education™ Coral Reefs Video - VHS • Frey Scientific, Inc. $49.95 1 $49.95
Marine Invertebrate Set Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $82.80 1 $82.80
Marine Hermit Crab Living Pack of 5 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.18 1 $23.18

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