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Ms. Lyman from San Marcos CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Chemistry of Fish

My students need water chemistry test kits and bacterial test kits.

  • $1,551 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from every zip code in North San Diego County, and they represent a very diverse population both socioeconomically and racially. We try our best to make sure the needs of every student are met and that they all can participate in meaningful science!

Our students need to get outside!

Many of our students have never had a chance to participate in field work or real data collection, and this will help them explore science in their community.

My Project

Our classroom is partnering with a local non-profit (The Escondido Creek Conservancy) to take over their water quality testing and try to reintroduce native trout to their local watershed. Chemistry students will provide the water quality data, but we need professional equipment to run comparable tests!

Our data will help inform the reintroduction of trout species to the Escondido Creek.

This new equipment will allow us to directly compare our results to previous tests done on the creek. Students need both chemical testing equipment and bacterial testing equipment to create a cohesive picture of stream health, which they will share with park rangers to inform decision making.

Ms. Lyman
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 54 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LaMotte Aquaponics Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $296.95 1 $296.95
Carolina Digital Hot Plate, 115 V, US Plug • Carolina Biological Supply Company $238.50 1 $238.50
Earth Force Standard Water Monitoring Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $222.25 1 $222.25
Lab-Aids Qualitative Introduction to Water Pollution Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $187.65 1 $187.65
Petrifilm E. coli/Coliform Count Plate, Pack 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $66.55 1 $66.55
Carolina Bacterial Pollution of Water Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $55.75 1 $55.75

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