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Ms. Sergeant from Detroit MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Metamorphosis

Help me give my students tadpoles, butterfly larvae, mealworms, and more to help explore the life cycles and necessities of animals.

  • $273 goal

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My Students

Being a child can be tough. Being a child growing up with absentee parents and little money can be excruciating. As a teacher, we have no control over what happens to our children when they leave us. School should be a place of fun and exploration in a safe space!

My students are first graders from inner city single parent homes.

They do not come to school with the common skills you would expect. They have little or no prior knowledge of things you and I would take for granted.

I want my classroom to be exciting and help catch them up on experiences I would provide for my own children.

My Project

My students love animals! These animals will help me teach them about the life cycles of these critters.

Not much is more exciting to a seven year old than watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly!

We will watch tadpoles turn into frogs, mealworms turn into beetles, and caterpillars turn into butterflies right before our eyes. These experiences open a world of deep discussion about so many things they may have taken forgranted.

Each student will be able to care for their animal as it changes and develops. They will be able to compare and contrast these different types of metamorphosis, adding awe and wonder to keep them thinking!

Ms. Sergeant
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 Larvae Mini Cup Set, Living, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $57.24 1 $57.24
Tadpoles, Early Larval Stages, Living, Pack of 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $47.74 1 $47.74
Carolina Butterfly Sanctuary • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.62 1 $23.62
Small Toad, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.00 1 $22.00
Turtle (Chrysemys sp.), Living, Large, 8-10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $21.10 1 $21.10
Mealworms (Tenebrio), Living, Larvae, Pack of 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.22 1 $9.22

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