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Mrs. C. from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Budding Butterfly Biologists

My students need classroom butterfly kits to experience the wonders of science.

  • $375 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our kindergarten students are energetic, imaginative and creative 5 and 6-year-olds. They arrive at school eager to learn and ready for the challenges of the day!

We teach in an urban elementary school in which all students qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

Since our students reside in a city enviornement, exposure to nature is limited. We want to provide opportunities for channeling their energy for exploration by observing the life cycle of a butterfly in a safe environment in the classroom. Hands-on science activities are one way to increase learning through the use of science to build understanding and to create a clearer picture of our surrounding world.

My Project

My project involves using four classroom butterfly kits to share with three other kindergarten classrooms to explore the real world application of science.

This project involves watching the lifecycle of a butterfly from larvae, to caterpillar, to pupa, and finally to butterfly.

Each classroom butterfly kit contains 33 larvae and food to last from metamorphosis to chrysalis providing each student to work hands-on with living butterflies. A butterfly sanctuary is included to observe the entire process. Visual, intriguing and engaging hands-on science activities are one way to increase learning and reading development through science activities. These experiences provide active participation and engagement within a real world application.

Mrs. C.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 88 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with live caterpillars) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.25 4 $241.00

Materials cost

$241.00

Vendor shipping charges

$24.10

Sales tax

$19.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$318.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.18

Total project goal

$374.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$374.54

2 Donors

-$374.54

Donations toward project cost

-$318.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.18

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$0.00

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