You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. F. from North Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bugging Out for Science!

My students need to investigate and research insects using informational texts along with observing live butterflies and ants!

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students carry the burden of situations they can not possibly control or fix. They take on responsibilities beyond their years, bringing them to school each day. My goal, as a teacher, is to let my kids be kids. I want them to explore, discover, and find a unique passion for learning. I can not shelter them from what they see once they leave the classroom, but I can give them a space where they are safe, encouraged, and are given every opportunity to become lifelong learners.

Our district is made up of 98% minority students, with a growing population of English language learners, and 100% of our children are on free or reduced lunch.

I want to set the stage to engage ALL my students through diverse learning expirences and help them aspire to be the next great thinkers, architects, engineers, mathematicians, artists, scientists and more!

My Project

We are breaking all the rules! Inviting insects into our classroom! Ants and butterflies are creatures that my students encounter daily. Why not build on these everyday experiences by studying the life cycle, anatomy, and habits of the insects all around us? Through a project-based learning model students will use previous background knowledge of insects and build, piece by piece, a fuller, more complete understanding of ants and butterflies through informational text and meticulous observations of the insects themselves!

Throughout the spring, students will monitor the development of the butterflies and map the progress of the ants tunneling through their clear gel home.

Through this project I will help my students get a glimpse of what it is like to be a scientist, observing, questioning, researching, and documenting the world around them.

Ms. F.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. F. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ant Dreamworks, LED Lighted Ant Works Farm Castle, Live Ant Viewing Habitat Eatable Blue Gel Nutrition, Educational Toy, Study Behavior of Ants (Attention Live Ant is not included) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit Gift Box Set - 5 Caterpillars to Butterflies with Feeder Butterfly Toys and More - SHIP NOW • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Ant Farm Kit, Giant, Living Replacement Ants • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.97 1 $15.97
National Geographic Kids Everything Insects All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Creepy Creatures: Ants • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ants Work Together • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
The Butterfly • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Creeping Caterpillars • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Magic School Bus Presents: Insects A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Butterfly's Life Cycle • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Caterpillars to Butterflies • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
It's a Good Thing There Are Insects • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fly Guy Presents: Insects (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Born to Be a Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Flutter, Butterfly! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Butterfly Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"North Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4210325],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3199614,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. F.","authorIds":{"4210325":{"owner":"Ms. F.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3199614],"proposalHash":"-945003741","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20897611,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIwODQzOQ==","NTE4NzUxMQ=="],"teacherId":4210325,"schoolCounty":"Lake","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}