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Ms. Gage from Keller TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Bug's Life

My students need a butterfly growing kit and aquariums to watch the life cycle of the butterfly and ladybug. The books are to help us research information.

  • $184 goal

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My Students

There are misconceptions about schools that are in a "well sought out district"; however, one of the most common is that we have unlimited supplies and funds. The truth is that we get less funding from the state, so our students have fewer materials/supplies. I am constantly trying to find ways to get my kids enough leveled books (so many different reading abilities) and hands-on manipulatives for them to have access to in our class. So many items are just not in our school budget, but I refuse to let that stop us!

My Project

In order to meet our objectives, I want my students to have the opportunity to classify things as living or nonliving, and analyze and record how ecosystems interact and animals adapt to their environment. In doing so, they will gather evidence of how animals use plants for shelter and of how energy is transferred through food chains. As they observe different life cycles, my kiddos will record their findings about animal life cycles, and identify and compare plant parts, recognizing and comparing how offspring resemble their parent.

I will lead them into the learning and understanding of these concepts by providing opportunities for hands on experiences and investigations.

Some misconceptions can occur when students are learning about the energy transfer in the food chain. They need to understand how living organism rely on others for food. My instructional activities will include observing the animal’s structure, how it moves, what it eats, and put in the context of where it lives. I am excited to offer this opportunity for students to see the whole picture of the animal in its (aquarium/kit) environment to make the connection that these factors help contribute to its survival.

Ms. Gage
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with live caterpillars) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Moody Goat 19 - Pcs Outdoor Explorer Gear Play Set For Kids – Junior Adventurer Equipment Kit For Children – Exploration Toys With Binoculars, Bug Catcher, Magnifying Glass & Backpack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Marina Hollow Log with Moss Cover/Mushroom Betta Aquarium Decor • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Decaying trunk 5.3" Aquarium Ornament Driftwood - Decoration fish tank Tree Wood • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
Plastic Fish Tank Aquarium - With Lid And Traveling Handles, Rectangle, One Of Each Colors, Blue, Pink, Green And Orange – For Fish And Reptiles – Indoor & Outdoor Use – BY Kidsco • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Nature Bound Bug Catcher Critter Barn Habitat for Indoor/Outdoor Insect Collecting with Light Kit • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
There's a Bug on My Book! • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Aquarium Dip Net, 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $0.94 2 $1.88

Materials cost

$120.57

Vendor shipping charges

$3.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.51

Total project goal

$183.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.39

3 Donors

-$89.94

Donations toward project cost

-$77.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

match offer

-$91.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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