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Ms. Singleton from Simpsonville SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Bug STEM

My students need various insect specimen to help them study insect adaptations. They will use the supplies and what they have learned to invent a new insect species.

  • $746 goal

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My Students

I teach science to a diverse group of 119 sixth graders. They come from a variety of different backgrounds. Each one is unique and beautiful in their own way. Over half of our students receive free or reduced lunch.

They are full of curiosity and love to explore and learn new things.

Science is both exciting and challenging to them. They are truly an amazing group! My goal is to provide them with the tools they need to be successful. They are our future!

My Project

Insects make up over 80% of all animals on earth. With your help my students will be able to study and make observations using the different insect specimen. They will learn and identify the body parts of insects (head, thorax, abdomen, compound eyes, and other adaptive unique features). This will also help them learn about the different function(s) of those body parts that help the insect survive. After learning about real-life insects and how they have adapted to their environments, they will then use the other materials provided to create their own futuristic insect species. They will use what they have learned and their imagination to add additional features that will help their insect live in the environment they choose. Once they have designed their insect they will then use the materials to build a 3-D model of their insect. They will give their insect a scientific name and explain their insect's adaptations.

Ms. Singleton
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Model Magic 1 oz. Assorted Colors 75 Ct. Perfect For Slime Supplies Kit • Amazon Business $31.99 2 $63.98
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $27.05 2 $54.10
Large Tarantula Specimen • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $2.93 16 $46.88
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $40.11 1 $40.11
Scotch Magic Invisible Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 12 Rolls (810K12) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils TWO Boxes of 96, 192 Pencils Total (13872SP) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Collection of Real Butterflies in Resin • Amazon Business $27.90 1 $27.90
1.1 Inch (28mm) Sparkly Bug/ Insect Reward Stickers, Pack of 54 • Amazon Business $5.50 5 $27.50
Pacon 6555 Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, 45 lb, 9 x 12, Assorted, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.53 2 $19.06
Dragonfly Paperweight(3x3x1") • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Pistha 400Pcs Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6mm x 12 Inch Reusable Craft Bendable Twistable Children Puzzle Kindergarten Handmade DIY Art Supplies Home Decor Assorted Colors Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Centipede(chilopod)(scolopendra)Paperweights Specimen for Science Education Paperweight for book for office for desk(4.4x1.6x1.1") • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Praying Mantis Paperweight (1 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8") • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rhinoceros Beetle Paperweight (1 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8") • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Stick Bug Paperweight (1 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8") • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
QTMY Insect in Resin Specimen Collection Paperweight for Office Desk,Christmas Gift for Men Biology Science Teacher Kids Education Toy (Taiwan Stag Beetle) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Black Scorpion Paperweight (1 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8") • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Honey Bee Paperweight (1 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4") • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Ant Specimen in Acrylic Block Paperweights Science Classroom Specimens for Science Education(1.8x1.1x0.8") • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Acerich 2000 Pcs 1cm Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Fuzzy Pom Poms Balls for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Creative Teaching Press Reward Stickers Bold & Bright Llama (1845) • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08

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