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Mrs. Miller from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

My students need living organisms to learn about life cycles and sharing our planet.

  • $203 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to learn! They come to school wanting to learn and ask lots of questions. My students are always looking for ways to share with others the projects we are doing in our classroom. Our school is a magnet school in a large, urban school district. The school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. As an IB program, we focus on global themes that students can relate to and want to know more about.

At our school, we encourage inquiry and questioning of how things work and why.

We focus on hands-on inquiry. We believe in the power of choice and having lots of options to help us learn.

My Project

This project will provide materials to help students see up-close-and-personal examples of insects. Students will observe Painted Lady Larvae transform into butterflies! The Lady Beetle Larvae will show students the 4 stages of complete metamorphosis. Mealworms will change into beetles. The Ladybug and Butterfly Life Cycle sets will enable students to act out what they are seeing. Being able to see different animals go through their life-cycle enables students to understand the process much better than just hearing about it or watching a video.

If you can open students eyes to the love of science, you can open the door to their futures.

The project will make a difference and help us to explore the world of insects. We will learn more about how to share the planet with insects and see why they are important! And, as a final note, I don't want my students to be afraid of any insect.

Mrs. Miller
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.98 4 $59.92
Lady Beetle Larvae (Coleomegilla maculata), Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.52 2 $31.04
Mealworms (Tenebrio), Living, Larvae, Pack of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.02 1 $11.02
Bran Meal, 2.5 kg • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.67 1 $9.67
Ladybug Life Cycle Stages Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.32 1 $8.32
Butterfly Life Cycle Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 1 $7.42

Materials cost

$127.39

Vendor shipping charges

$12.74

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.36

Total project goal

$202.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.40

1 Donor

-$101.20

Donations toward project cost

-$86.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.18

match offer

-$101.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.18

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$0.00

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