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  • $285 goal

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Mrs. Giff
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Watching a Water Ecosystem in Action

My students need an aquarium, with accessories like gravel and a filter system.

I am a third grade teacher in a high poverty area.

My students enjoy talking about animals, like dogs and cats, but have never had the opportunity to have a pet because it is too cost prohibitive for their families. I would love for them to have the opportunity to take care of a pet so that they can learn to become responsible individuals.

It would really great to have a fish aquarium with goldfish for the students to watch, feed, and help care for. In third grade, my students study animals, habitats and ecosystems in our science curriculum. What better way to learn about a freshwater ecosystem than to have an aquarium to observe what actually occurs in that ecosystem? Students would get the opportunity to make observations about a freshwater ecosystem through daily activities such as feedings, cleaning the tank and fish life cycles. My students would get first hand experiences in taking care of another living thing as well. Students would be assigned jobs based on the needs of the fish and their surroundings.

With the generous help of Donors Choose donors, this proposed freshwater ecosystem will bring the science classroom curriculum to life as well as teach my students to be responsible individuals. Please help me give my students a science activity that will last throughout the years.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Natural-Colored Flint Aquarium Gravel • Nasco $3.35 1 $3.35
EA211 - Easy-View Classroom Aquarium • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
EA212 - Aquarium Accessory Kit • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
EA213 - Extra Filters Refill Pack • Lakeshore Learning $24.50 1 $24.50

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Fairfield County, CT Schools and 5 other donors.

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