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Ms. Simpson from Painesville OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Egg-citing Explorations

My students need live growing kits so that can observe insect life cycles as we study how living things grow and change.

  • $180 goal

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My Students

My students have special needs that can impact their social and communication skills and make it more difficult for them to develop these skills. At this young age, children learn through play and interactions with their peers. I would like to help support these skills by bringing more engaging materials into the classroom.

Some of my students have faced a lot of unique challenges at such a young age.

It is really amazing to see the gains that they make despite the challenges that each of them face. Developing social skills and communication skills is critical at this stage in their development.

My Project

My students will be studying life cycles and how living things grow and change. We will be learning about how various plants, animals, and insects grow and change. In the past, the caterpillar larvae have been a big hit in the classroom. The children were very interested in observing and recording the changes that took place.

I would like to extend this activity by including other insects in their explorations.

By observing ants, praying mantis, and ladybugs, the children will be able to compare and contrast the insects and how they grow and change. This project will be a great culminating activity for this unit!

Ms. Simpson
Grades PreK-2
  • Riverside Preschool
  • Painesville, OH

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insect Lore Live Praying Mantis Gift Set Habitat Kit • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Bugs World Insect Marbles (Set of 15) with Magnifying Glass • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
Learning Resources Jumbo Insects, 7-Insects • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Insect Lore Ladybug Growing Kit Toy - Includes Voucher Coupon for Baby Ladybug Larave to Adult Ladybugs - SHIP LATER • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
5 LIVE Caterpillars - Cup of Caterpillars - Butterfly Kit Refill - Shipped Now • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Nature Bound Ant Treehouse Habitat Kit with Sand, Connector Tube, Feeding Stick & Insect Instructions, One Size • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77

Materials cost

$120.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.94

Total project goal

$179.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.60

1 Donor

-$89.80

Donations toward project cost

-$76.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.47

match offer

-$89.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.47

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$0.00

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