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Mrs. Ahrens from Riverside CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Life Cycle

Help me give my students the experience to watch first hand how life grows and changes before their eyes! They will be amazed to study, observe, and care for the caterpillars and then release the butterflies!

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My Students

Our 2nd graders are full of energy and excitement for everything! They are discovering the world and are eager to learn more about animals and nature. We need to put down the electronics and experience LIFE!

Our students come from low-income, hard-working families who value education.

They seldom have the time or extra money to enrich their child's development with extra activities like nature centers or museums, or even the beach. Further, our school is located in an area with very few trees and parks.

My Project

My students are fascinated by all things in nature especially animals and insects. Students are exhilarated to learn even the most basic facts about animals and plants. Observing the butterfly larvae will give them a new awareness and appreciation of the natural world around them. They will especially enjoy caring for the butterflies and then releasing them. The posters will help them remember the life cycle stages and understand the amazing diversity of nature. These items will give us an opportunity to investigate, hypothesize, and do further research into life cycle of the butterfly. They will be truly amazed to see the connection of all the animals and plant life in nature.

Mrs. Ahrens
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture Coupon • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.13 4 $92.52
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.31 1 $18.31
Butterflies of the World Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.09 1 $18.09

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