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  • $323 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Haas
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Restocking Our Classroom Aquariums!

Help me give my students assorted tropical fish, and plants to enhance their classroom ecosystem and let it flourish!

My Students

My students are twelve individuals who have been diagnosed with various forms of Emotional Disturbances and/or Learning Disabilities. As part of their regular instruction, due to the diverse learning styles, my students benefit from having visual and hands-on learning materials that will promote a further understanding of diverse topics. As part of our regular science instruction, we regularly discuss the water cycle, as well as the life cycle.

We were lucky enough as a classroom to get an aquarium donated to our classroom, but we need to restock for our new year!

With that being said, we can delve deeper into the instruction by providing my students with all the materials to properly create an aquatic habitat, as well as manage and care for the conditions that arise during the fish tanks water cycle as well as the life cycle of the fish.

My Project

Once we were lucky enough to be granted our aquarium, my students said that the fish tank did not have enough decor to support a proper ecosystem. Through class discussions, students established that the different fish in the ecosystem need different things, such as hiding places, structures to protect them, and even plants that will help aerate the eco-system. After establishing a list of needs for our classroom aquarium, my students also indicated that they need supplies such as fish food, decor and more fancy guppies. In order to to build the excitement linked to our in classroom aquarium, these student requested supplies that would be an excellent addition to our classroom.

With these supplies, my students will take a leadership role in constructing the environment, treating the water conditions, and better yet even learn from all these hands-on experiences.

Together with the support of staff members, my students will set up the ecosystem with materials funded from previous projects. Once these assorted fish such as platys, cory catfish, plecostamus' and other assorted fish, it will be the final piece to our eco-system. As a class, we will monitor the life cycles of these fish as the swordtails are livebearing fish that produce live offspring. With this hands-on approach, my students will be learning, without even knowing it.

Together we can continue to build the excitement linked to our in classroom aquarium.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
L-333 King Tiger Pleco • Aquarium Fish Sale $39.99 1 $39.99
Farlowella Long Nose Catfish • Aquarium Fish Sale $9.99 3 $29.97
Red Melon Sword • Aquarium Fish Sale $4.99 4 $19.96
Amazon Sword Plant • Aquarium Fish Sale $4.99 4 $19.96
Otocinclus Algae Eater (Oto) • Aquarium Fish Sale $1.99 10 $19.90
Pygmy Salt and Pepper Cory • Aquarium Fish Sale $2.99 6 $17.94
Banjo Catfish • Aquarium Fish Sale $4.99 3 $14.97
Pineapple Swordtail • Aquarium Fish Sale $3.49 3 $10.47
Lyretail Guppy (Pair) • Aquarium Fish Sale $6.99 1 $6.99
Blue Cobra Guppy (Pair) • Aquarium Fish Sale $5.99 1 $5.99
Blue Tuxedo Platy • Aquarium Fish Sale $1.89 3 $5.67
Neon Blue Wag Platy • Aquarium Fish Sale $1.69 3 $5.07
Tequila Sunrise Guppy (Pair) • Aquarium Fish Sale $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$201.87

Vendor shipping charges

$39.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.34

Total project goal

$322.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$322.24

2 Donors

-$187.00

Donations toward project cost

-$158.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.05

match offer

-$135.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Craig Newmark Philanthropies and 2 other donors.

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