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Mrs. Kunzler from Bakersfield CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Plant Growth and Pollution

My students need environmental science books, materials to grow, collect, and chart data on the effects of pollution on plant growth, indoor growlab, and two microscopes.

  • $1,645 goal

This project expired on September 22, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This Teach For The Planet Project was inspired by "Planting Detroit Solutions For Pollution." Do you remember doing a fun science experiment in school? The first graders in my class love doing hands-on science activities. We need a few supplies to study the effects of pollution on plant growth. Students will grow plants to observe and chart the negative effects of pollution on plant life.

I teach twenty-seven eager first grade students who enjoy learning how to read, write, add and subtract, and learn basic science concepts.

Our wonderful school is located in sunny Southern California. My students range from gifted and talented to below grade level. We are proud to be a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence and have won many prestigious awards. Since we are not a Title One School, funding extra projects is very difficult.

My Project

Students will examine how environmental factors affect plant growth. Over several months, students will study plant life cycles and pollution. My young scientist will keep a journal and make hypotheses about the effects of pollution on plant growth. Students will examine the negative effects that polluted air, water, and soil have on plant growth. Using the seed assortment I am requesting, students will grow plants in a Growlab indoor garden. This lab is essential for my classroom because my classroom does not have any windows. My scholars will use magnifying glasses, microscopes, and PH strips to observe the effects of plants exposed to pollution as well as plants not exposed to pollution. Students will write observations, draw pictures, and write conclusions about our findings. Projects will proudly be displayed during our school science fair and open house.

Our planet Earth will continue to deteriorate if people keep on polluting our water, soil, and air.

My young scientists will need to develop solutions in the future to stop and reverse the negative effects of pollution on our planet. By doing fun, hands-on experiments, students will learn about plant life cycles, and the negative affects of pollution on our delicate ecosystem. All we need are a few supplies to inspire a love of science. Thank you for considering our plant project!

Mrs. Kunzler
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GROWLAB II TABLETOP INDOOR GARDEN • Frey Scientific $483.26 1 $483.26
Wolfe 20x Student Scope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $76.50 2 $153.00
GS163 - Life Cycles Vocabulary Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
A True Book Environmental Disasters Series • Nasco $52.28 1 $52.28
Flipside Presentation Boards Pkg. of 24 • Nasco $44.60 1 $44.60
Bookmaking Classroom Pack Makes 30 6 x 9 Books • Nasco $42.80 1 $42.80
GG865 - Plants Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.50 1 $34.50
RE996 - Earth & Environment Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.50 1 $34.50
From Start to Finish Life Cycles Series • Nasco $29.33 1 $29.33
RootVue Farm • Nasco $28.69 1 $28.69
SEED ASSORTMENT PK • Frey Scientific $25.16 1 $25.16
BOOKS HOW DOES MY HOME WORK SET OF 4 • Frey Scientific $23.36 1 $23.36
MAGNIFIER GIANT FOLDING • Frey Scientific $11.66 2 $23.32
Universal pH Indicator Strips, Range 5-10, Pack of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.15 1 $16.15
Microscope Slides, Student-Grade, Standard, Box of 72 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.47 2 $14.94
MAGNIFIER STUDENT 3X AND 6X • Frey Scientific $0.54 27 $14.58
FLOWER POT 4.5'' PK/10 • Frey Scientific $6.26 2 $12.52
Dissecting Forceps, Economy, Plastic, 5 inches • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.08 10 $10.80
White Vinegar, 473 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.35 1 $5.35
Nasco EZ Spray Bottle Quart • Nasco $1.96 2 $3.92
POTTING SOIL 8 LB • Frey Scientific $3.24 1 $3.24

Materials cost

$1,136.29

Vendor shipping charges

$110.43

State sales tax

$103.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,397.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$246.66

Total project goal

$1,644.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,644.39

2 Donors

-$87.94

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.19

match offer

-$1,549.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,316.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$232.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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