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

Tadpoles for my Tadpoles

The cost of a Nasco Aquarium with filter is $157, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $170 goal

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Science! I have found this to be the best way to get children excited about learning. Children are so naturally curious about the world around them and they want to know how things work. Motivating the children through hands-on science activities can be very successful. I teach third grade students in Hayward, California, at a Title 1 school where most of the students receive free/reduced price lunch. In Hayward's adopted science curriculum are many exciting activities, but there is one to which the children respond with much enthusiasm. It is observing the changes that a tadpole goes through to become a frog. Unfortunately, the district adopted the curriculum without purchasing the equipment kits with which to fully implement the program. Therefore, the teacher is left to his/her own devices to attain the materials needed. For two years I was able to borrow the tank and supplies that were required for the "From Egg to Frog" investigation but was saddened by the request for the return of those supplies. Unfortunately, this past year my students were unable to witness this rather awesome process. I would like to request an aquarium, gravel, and plants to provide a habitat for the tadpoles so that my third graders can have an equal opportunity to access the State-approved, district-adopted science curriculum.

Mrs. Ferrera
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AQUARIUM W/BTM FILTER 20GL • Nasco $100.55 1 $100.55

Materials cost

$100.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$139.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.60

Total project goal

$170.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.00

1 Donor

-$160.31

Donations toward project cost

-$140.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.42

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$0.00

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