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Mr. Winn from Bakersfield CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Support Our Indoor Garden and Classroom Aquariums!

Help me give my students a Bounty Elite Aerogarden, to expand our classroom garden. We are also in need of a mini freezer to preserve and store our trout food, frozen bloodworms, beef heart and krill.

  • $1,342 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My seventh grade students are a wonderful group of kids that enjoy science, discovery, and experimentation. They are fascinated by the diversity of plants and animals found around the world. Ecology is one of the many life science units we will study during the school year.

My classes include students with a variety of backgrounds, including English learners, GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) and those with special needs.

Our middle school is located in a rural part of central California.

My Project

The Bounty Elite Aerogarden we've requested will enable us to expand our indoor garden and grow our plants to a greater height. These plants are used to support lessons on photosynthesis, food webs, and other concepts important to ecology.

We have several classroom aquariums and are in need of a mini freezer to store and preserve a variety of fish foods.

My students and I raise rainbow trout from eggs. As the eggs hatch and become fry, they require special trout food. It is very important that this food be kept in a freezer. We also have bloodworms, beef heart and krill that must also be kept frozen.

Mr. Winn
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Bounty Elite with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Red • Amazon Business $217.84 1 $217.84
Whynter CUF-210SS Energy Star Upright Freezer, 2.1 Cubic Feet • Amazon Business $198.76 1 $198.76
MarineLand Precision Heater for Saltwater or Freshwater Aquariums • Amazon Business $22.37 2 $44.74
Schneider Slider Memo XB Ballpoint Pen, Black, Box of 10 Pens (150201) • Amazon Business $22.24 2 $44.48
Mr. Tuff Pail with Lid - 3-12 Gallon • Nasco $6.75 6 $40.50
Luffy Coco Mini Moss - Builds a Beautiful and Natural Aquascape: Easy Care, Hardy and Long Lasting Plant: Filters and Provides Aquariums with Oxygen • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
VERY RARE REAL DEAD LEAF MANTIS INSECT TAXIDERMY IN WOODEN BOX • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Toyops Triops Hatchery • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Angelwing Real Leaf Insect Beetle Bug Green Brown Taxidermy Butterfly Insect Box Framed Display • Amazon Business $28.59 1 $28.59
Stanley 25-1218 20-Feet Fits 3-5 Gallon Ultra-Flexible Hose Hang Up Wet or Dry Vacuum Cleaner • Amazon Business $24.34 1 $24.34
Wardley Shrimp Pellet Fish Food for Bottom and Algae Eaters - 9oz • Amazon Business $4.05 6 $24.30
Aqueon Preset Heater, 50W • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
OXO Good Grips POP Container – Airtight Food Storage – 5.5 Qt for Bulk Food (5.5 Qt) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AeroGarden Grow Baskets (50-Pack) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Luffy Wild Christmas Moss in Loose Form by Lush, Green Moss for Aquarium Decor - Create a Moss Wall or Moss Carpet - Soft and Comforting for Fish - Shrimp’s & Fry’s Food • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Real Exotic Giant Long Leg Weevil Snout Beetle (Cyrtotracheulus Dux) MALE Open Wings - taxidermy insect bug collection framed in a wooden box as pictured • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
SunGrow Beautiful Plastic Aquarium Plant Set by Vibrant bright Green: Life-like & Attractive for your tank: Non- toxic & Safe for all Fish & pets : Easy to clean : Zero maintenance : No CO2 needed • Amazon Business $8.95 2 $17.90
Python Algae Mitt Cloth for Aquarium • Amazon Business $4.95 3 $14.85
Discovery Kids Prehistoric Sea Creatures by Horizon Group USA • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
AeroGarden Sponges (50-Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Trout of North America Wall Calendar 2019 • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Save Our Sharks 2019 Wall Calendar • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Decaying trunk 5.3" Aquarium Ornament Driftwood - Decoration fish tank Tree Wood • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
CoZroom LCD Digital Aquarium Thermometer for Fish Tank Water Vivarium Temperature Sensor, Pack of 3, Black • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquarium, Large • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fish Calendar 2019: 16 Month Calendar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
MarineLand Multi-Pack Assorted Plastic Plants C2, 4, Small (ML90544) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Lee's Ghost House, 2-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

Materials cost

$999.91

Vendor shipping charges

$4.05

State sales tax

$91.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,140.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$201.26

Total project goal

$1,341.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,341.71

1 Donor

-$1,341.71

Donations toward project cost

-$1,140.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$201.26

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$0.00

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