Budget Keeper

```GOAL:

Your goal is to decide which animal would best fit into the class budget.
In other words, which animal and its home will cost the LEAST amount of
money?

MISSION PROCEDURES:

1.  RESEARCH - Using the Internet links and the following information
determine the cost of each pet and its home.

ANIMAL COSTS:
Cost of TURTLE: \$23.00
Cost of GERBIL:  \$7.00
Cost of 8 FISH: \$14.00

ANIMAL HOMES (find these homes on the Internet links below):
The TURTLE needs a 20 gallon aquarium.
The GERBIL needs a small animal cage or 10 gallon aquarium.
The 8 FISH need a 10 gallon aquarium.
The 2 TOADS need a 10 gallon aquarium.

2.  WRITE - On your the Record Sheet, write the cost of each animal (use the
costs above) and the cost of its home in the correct box.  (If you have

3.  ADD - Use a calculator to ADD the cost of each animal to the cost of its
home.  Write the total in the correct box.  Repeat for each animal.  Now

4.  DECIDE - Look at the total cost of each animal plus its home.  Which one
will cost the class the LEAST amount of money?  Using a highlighter,
HIGHLIGHT this cost and the name of this animal.

5.  WRITE - Complete the sentence at the bottom of the Record Sheet to
explain which animal is best for the class based on the LOWEST price.

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```RECORD SHEET - Print this to record your findings.
```Pets Warehouse - Gerbil homes
```Pets Warehouse - Aquariums
```1) PetSmart