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Mrs. Spahn from Oregon City OR is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creepy Crawly 3-D Science Exhibition

My students need insects to study, an iPad to research, and 3Doodler supplies to illustrate the social structure, life cycle, and metamorphosis of different species of insects.

  • $559 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our fifth grade classroom! We are an energetic class that loves exploring new ideas and concepts. We spend our days exploring and learning about reading, math, and STEM activities. Our school has the highest poverty rates in the district with over 60% of our students receiving free or reduced price lunch. Although our class may struggle with economic and social difficulties outside of school when we walk through the door to class, we are one as a school family.

In our class, we work together to have fun, make mistakes, and learn!

We come from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of world experiences. As we approach middle school, we are learning to work together, learn from each other, and understand the similarities and differences that make us all unique.

My Project

Many of my students spend very little time outdoors exploring the world around them. They are often cooped up indoors when they are not at school. Interacting with and understanding even the smallest living beings creates compassion and empathy that is transferrable to most situations.

Through studying insects in our classroom, using systematic research, and creating three-dimensional models of the ants, praying mantis, and ladybugs, we will learn about living creatures, their life cycles, and their needs.

We need insects to study, an iPad to research, and 3Doodler supplies. My students will explore nature within our classroom by caring for our different species of insects while studying their social interactions and behavior habits, and then releasing them into the wild. Students will research information using apps, such as National Geographic and Animal Explorer, to discover information about and explore the body structure, life, social structures, and habitat needs of the insects. My students will use their new knowledge to create interactive presentations and three-dimensional representations of their chosen insects. We will display our findings and creations at our annual School Family Math, Art, Science, and Health Night, or MASH Night!

Mrs. Spahn
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
2017 Latest Model Apple iPad 9.7-inch Retina Display with WIFI, 32GB, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Gold • Amazon Business $299.00 1 $299.00
3Doodler Start Refill Plastic Bundle - Primary Pow (4 Packs) - Only Compatible with 3Doodler Start • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
NAVAdeal Ant Castle Experiment and Toy Allows Study of Ant Farm's Social Structure, Architecture, Ecosystem, and The Behavior of Ants within The 3D Maze of Translucent Gel • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
3Doodler Start Refill Plastic Bundle - Summer Splash (4 Packs, Includes glow in the Dark Plastic) - Only Compatible with 3Doodler Start • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Mantis Eggs, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.45 1 $18.45
Lady Beetle Larvae (Coleomegilla maculata), Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.52 1 $15.52
Fintie iPad 2017 9.7 Inch / iPad Air 2 / iPad Air Case - [Honey Comb Series] Light Weight Anti Slip Kids Friendly Shock Proof Silicone Protective Cover for Apple iPad 5th Gen, iPad Air 1 2, Magenta • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Ant Farm Replacement Ants, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.35 1 $10.35
3Doodler Start Bugs & Insects Doodleblock Kit • Amazon Business $2.51 3 $7.53
3Doodler Start Bugs & Insects Doodleblock Kit • Amazon Business $2.51 3 $7.53
3Doodler Start Under the Sea Doodleblock Kit • Amazon Business $2.53 1 $2.53
3Doodler Start Vehicle DoodleBlock Kit • Amazon Business $2.33 1 $2.33

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