My students need a 55-gallon start up kit to care for trout/other aquatic life in our classroom.
This project expired on February 11, 2011.
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Help us raise aquatic life in the classroom, understand ecosystems, and foster a conservation ethic!
Our school is located in one of the poorest congressional districts in the nation.
Our students come from diverse backgrounds. Despite the many challenges they face, they are bright, young students eager to make a positive impact in their community and practice our school's core values of tenacity, vision, inquiry, compassion, expression, and integrity in their daily lives.
This year our 6th grade science class is studying estuaries and watersheds as part of the populations and ecosystems unit. What better way to teach interdependence and systems than by raising trout in the classroom! The start-up aquarium kit is part of the initial set-up for raising trout in the classroom. After we raise the trout in the classroom, we take a field trip to a local stream or estuary and release them into their natural habitat. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach our students responsibility, respect and appreciation for the diversity of life, and foster a sense of empowerment and a conservation ethic. Students also develop valuable inquiry skills and learn important concepts in science that will transfer over into their future educational career.
There's nothing more exciting than caring for living things and watching them grow.
Our students will experience this, share in the excitement of learning, and be challenged to be part of the conservation effort.
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