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Ms. C. from Fort Worth TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Our Scientists

My students need 20 gallon aquarium, aquarium supplies, stopwatches, pencil sharpeners, heat resistant gloves and a compact refrigerator.

  • $496 goal

This project expired on May 25, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students enter fifth grade with an innate curiosity about the natural world around them. My goal is to provide educational experiences that continue to foster a hunger and interest in science.

Many of my lower income students have never spent time with their families exploring nature outdoors, observing a garden, visiting a zoo or science museum.

Establishing an aquarium helps me bridge the gap between students' prior knowledge with animals and provide a common context for teaching and learning. Despite the wide range of learners in my classroom, all of my students look forward to the exciting hands-on science activities that the animals provide.

My Project

Including live animals as a resource in lessons instead of relying only on photographs, textbooks, models, and instructional DVDs encourages students to work and learn as real scientists do. By observing the diverse aquarium and terrarium animal habitats in the classroom, and what each animal species needs in order to survive, my students are encouraged to use scientific evidence gathered from their hands-on explorations to defend their explanations about adaptation and variations. A large number of science experiments require the use of a refrigerator. Therefore, we will keep all of the observable materials like fruits, vegetables, leaves, flowers, silk worm eggs, and even containers to demonstrate the process of condensation. Ice is needed to simulate how glaciers change the Earth's surface, to teach students about the three states of matter, to demonstrate that liquids expand as they freeze and to measure and compare the temperature of ice cold water and tap water.

The possibilities of using these science materials are endless.

The requested materials will be used by all of my students for years to come. This will give my students a jump start toward our science standards and prepare them to become our next generation of great scientists. Texas is well-known for its technology industry. Help develop that industry by supporting our students.

Ms. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
midea WHS-160RB1 Compact Single Reversible Door Refrigerator and Freezer, 4.4 Cubic Feet, Black • Amazon $149.00 1 $149.00
Marina Style 10 Deluxe Aquarium Kit, 10 Gallons • Amazon $80.20 1 $80.20
CARL Angel-5 Pencil Sharpener, Blue • Amazon $24.99 2 $49.98
Champion Sport 910SET Water-Resistant Stopwatches, 1/100 Second, Assorted Colors, 6/Set • Amazon $36.02 1 $36.02
G & F Exclusive Heat Resistant Oven Gloves Withstand Extreme Heat with 13-Inch Long Sleeve, Medium • Amazon $24.72 1 $24.72
TOM Aquarium Maintenance Gravel Siphon, Nozzle 12-Inch by 1-Inch Hose, 5-Feet Length • Amazon $10.75 1 $10.75
Tetra 26447 Submersible Aquarium Heater, 50-Watt • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
Chenille Kraft Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Jumbo Size, 6 x 3/4, Wood, Natural Wood, 500/Box (3776-01) • Amazon $9.05 1 $9.05
Rayovac-Volt Heavy Duty Lantern Battery, 6V-HD 6 • Amazon $7.24 1 $7.24
Loew Cornell 1021254 Woodsies Craft Sticks, 1000-Piece • Amazon $3.76 1 $3.76
Tetra 16194 Bloodworms, 0.28-Ounce, 100-Ml • Amazon $3.06 1 $3.06
Tetra 77101 TetraMin Tropical Flakes, 0.42-Ounce, 85 ml • Amazon $1.97 1 $1.97

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