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Mrs. Martin from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Effect - Preschool Butterfly Study

My students need butterfly larvae and a butterfly pavilion to watch the butterfly life cycle in person, watching the magical transformation of the larva into a butterfly. We would also like a hands-on model set and magnets for them to explore and further understand.

  • $196 goal

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My Students

Our children attend a full day Pre-K program. Our classroom is full of 18 vibrant, curious young learners.

Our children are extremely low income, and may have many other developmental risk factors.

Our day is full of interactive play, family style meals, and outdoor recess! During our school day, we go outside for at least an hour to play. We also have work time where the children plan an activity and then do the activity (play based learning) with others.

My Project

This group of 18 preschool children, love to watch things grow. My class loves to feed the birds and collect things from nature, like rocks, and worms. I know this will be a special experience for them. Releasing the live butterflies is always a memorable treat!

Watching the transformation of caterpillar to butterfly is truly magical, especially though the eyes of 4 and 5 year old preschool children.

We are hoping to get the the larva, a magnetic butterfly life cycle set, a model set of a butterfly life cycle and the butterfly house. The house will hopefully be used for years to come, allowing future classes to experience this extraordinary gift as well.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterfly Pavilion • Nasco $40.95 1 $40.95
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture Coupon • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.45 1 $22.45
Magnetic Butterfly Life Cycle • Nasco $18.95 1 $18.95
Butterflies of the World Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.55 1 $17.55
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.98 1 $14.98
Butterfly Life Cycle Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 1 $7.42

Materials cost

$122.30

Vendor shipping charges

$12.23

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.36

Total project goal

$195.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.72

2 Donors

-$90.68

Donations toward project cost

-$83.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$97.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.18

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$0.00

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