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Mr. Gottlieb from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tanks A Lot!

My students need rocks, filters, lights, habitat essentials, and live plants and animals to turn donated fish tanks into functioning aquariums.

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Books, videos, and simulations are great but nothing gets kids engaged in meaningful learning like seeing and touching live animals! We are building a solid science foundation for middle school learners and this project will add a real world component right in the classroom.

Our kids represent a truly diverse community of learners from various races and economic situations.

They come from homes around the city and have families as unique as their neighborhoods. I believe that our school community is a beautiful example of what a public city school can be. We have the benefit of small classes and dedicated teachers. But, spending money on quality staff and programming leaves little room for extras. This is where you can come in and help.

My Project

With access to live animals, students can learn to observe, care for, and enjoy the natural world not always accessible in an urban environment. They will make slides of underwater plants. Elodea and other aquatic plants are included in the live samples kits we are requesting. With the special UV lights we will be able to sustain these plants indoors in the donated fish tanks we will turn into functioning aquariums. They will also compare crayfish to earthworms and meal worms, seeing them in their natural environment. The will discover them hidden in logs and among the rocks and plants that you can donate. They will watch tadpoles develop in to frogs in their own lit, filtered, and contained aquarium. They will live the scientific method and see ecosystems in action, by watching earthworms compost vegetables and putting that compost to work in our already existing vegetable garden.

This project is a modest request that will have huge impact.

The genuine excitement and energy a live creature can evoke from a child is the difference between a good science education and a great one! A simple thing like an aquarium can be the gateway to a future career in science. We Need MORE SCIENTISTS in the United States!

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Mr. Gottlieb
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED Light Plus Moonlights, Cliplight • Amazon Business $44.25 4 $177.00
Tetra 26316 Whisper Filter PF10, 5-10-Gallon • Amazon Business $11.40 4 $45.60
Aquarium Animal and Plant Combination Basic Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.75 1 $37.75
Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $9.85 2 $19.70
Tetra 26160 Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridge, Unassembled, Medium, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $8.74 2 $17.48
Zoo Med Laboratories AZMFA50 Sinking Ceramic Betta Log • Amazon Business $5.73 3 $17.19
STC Living Shipment: Redworm, Pack of 75 to 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.45 1 $13.45
Zilla 11704 Fresh Air Screen Cover with Center Hinge, 12-Inch by 24-Inch • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Crayfish, Small, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.65 1 $7.65

Materials cost

$345.81

Vendor shipping charges

$5.88

State sales tax

$20.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.93

Total project goal

$479.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.56

12 Donors

-$409.56

Donations toward project cost

-$348.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.43

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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