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Mr. Fox from Perry IA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reef in the Midwest

Help me give my students an enjoyable experience with a marine aquarium. I have a 135 gallon aquarium set up, but could use help getting it fully stocked.

  • $506 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a small midwestern school which is primarily made up of minority and low income students. Most of these students will never be able to interact with a living saltwater reef. Students currently love the tank I have, but I would love to be able to show them a wider variety of marine life. The donations would go toward a variety of living organisms from Carolina Biological Supply. The sponges and some of the organisms in the set are things I can’t easily find at local saltwater fish stores.

My Project

Students who may never be able to visit a saltwater reef will be able to observe a living coral reef. I am looking for living organisms for the tank I currently have. I have used my tank for many class discussions. I have some clown fish and some anemones that I use to discuss symbiotic relationships. We test the water quality and monitor calcium, pH, alkalinity and nitrate levels. The tank allows students to see how animals on a living reef interact and reproduce. Students get a good look at the marine life, and gain a broader understanding of the world around them.

Mr. Fox
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FedEx small parcel freight • Carolina Biological Supply Company $160.32 1 $160.32
Living Reef Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $134.37 1 $134.37
Yellow Ball Sponge, Living, Pack of 5 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $43.11 1 $43.11

Materials cost

$337.80

Vendor shipping charges

$33.78

State sales tax

$23.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$429.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.85

Total project goal

$505.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$505.64

1 Donor

-$51.00

Donations toward project cost

-$43.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.65

match offer

-$454.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$386.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.20

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$0.00

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