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Mr. J. from Fort Worth TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Under the Sea!

Help me give my students the gift of underwater adventure! The students are working hard on describing underwater life and will use these aquariums to explore and present to other classes.

  • $541 goal

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My Students

I teach Gifted and Talented enrichment classes for four different schools, in the grades first through fifth.

My classes consist of diverse learners from various socioeconomic statuses.

Some of my students are from low-performing schools and are very excited about their enrichment class, where we can do hands-on activities in addition to the monotone intervention and repetition that usually takes place. This is usually the only time where they are asked to be creative and develop their talents.

My students do not always come from homes where they are told that their futures are bright and they can become anything they choose. It is my mission to educate them about all the possibilities that await them and to nurture their talents.

My Project

The students I serve sometimes gets extremely excited about one subject matter and starts to obsess about it. This has happened with one idea which emerged last year. My 3rd-5th graders have become obsessed with underwater life and the idea of creating or own underwater community in aquariums.

Please help me realize these students' dreams!

The students have already made the budgets for their aquarium, they have started researching sea-life, and each group will be in charge of their own aquarium.

I pull out students for the gifted and talented program but this project will help enrich the lives of all of their classmates as well. My GT students will create a presentation of their aquarium (in Google slides) and bring their finished aquariums to their classrooms to educate their peers.

Let's do this!

Mr. J.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 GAL KIT • Ward's Science $58.01 6 $348.06
SunGrow Shipwreck for Betta Fish, 5.7-inches Long by 2.2-inches Wide by 5.1-inches Tall, Made of Resin, Suitable for Any Aquarium Size, Boat Aquarium or Home Décor • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Cosmos 10 PCS Color Aquarium Fish Tank Decorative Plastic Plants, Artificial Water Plants, Random Colors • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
SunGrow Glowing Aquarium Pebbles, 0.8-1.2 Inches, Resin Stones with Blue Photoluminescent Pigment, Natural Glow in The Dark Decorations for Fish Bowls, Reptile Tanks and More, 200 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Colorful Aquarium Decorative Pebble Stones, SpringSmart Glow in the Dark Rocks for Garden, Yard, Fish Tank, Fish Bowl, Vase, Handmade Crafts Decoration, Mixed Color Luminous Gravels • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
CNZ Aquarium Decor Fish Tank Decoration Ornament Artificial Plastic Plant Green 8-inch Purple & Red • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Pink/Green/Blue Fluorescent, 5-Pound • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Penn Plax Stone Hideaway, Aquarium Decoration for Territorial and Aggressive Fish • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Cosmos 10 PCS Color Aquarium Fish Tank Decorative Plastic Plants, Artificial Water Plants, Random Colors • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
SunGrow Artificial Aquarium Plants, 8-9 Inches Tall, Bright, Colorful Hues of Blue, Purple and Green, Low Maintenance, Lifelike Fish Tank Decoration, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
GloFish Accent Gravel for Aquarium, Blue/Green/Clear Pebbles • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Penn Plax Krusty Krab Ornament • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49
Penn Plax Officially Licensed Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Aquarium Ornament - Squidward's House - Perfect For Fish to Swim In And Around - Full Color 6.5" Decoration • Amazon Business $2.34 1 $2.34

Materials cost

$423.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$459.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.09

Total project goal

$540.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$540.60

2 Donors

-$487.66

Donations toward project cost

-$459.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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