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Ms. Menninger from Starbuck MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Entomology, Agriculture And Our Environment

My students need additional materials to support our spring Entomology unit.

  • $446 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The school I teach at is designed to support students with significant mental health needs. We provide extensive mental health services throughout the school day to help them be successful. We support them in learning the self-regulation and peer interaction skills that are necessary for them to be successful in their home districts.

Despite their significant mental health needs, they are still very inquisitive and eager to learn especially when material is presented in an engaging manner.

They love hands-on opportunities.

My Project

My students will be beginning a unit on insects in Minnesota in the spring. I will be inviting speakers from our community to discuss the importance that insects play in agriculture and in the environment as a whole. I will also be having the students collect their own samples of insects to study. The students need additional field guides and materials so that they can learn more about our local insects and their role in our ecosystem.

Having my students both collect their own insect samples, hear from guest speakers and having them have access to field guides to learn about their samples will allow them to become budding entomologists.

My students require these hands on opportunities to be engaged in science instruction. These materials will help make this a memorable unit for our students.

Ms. Menninger
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ants Amazing Bugs Kit (with live ants) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 5 $165.35
POSTER INSECT ID CHART LAMINATED 24X36IN • Frey Scientific $12.59 5 $62.95
BOOK PETERSON FIELD GUIDE INSECTS • Frey Scientific $17.99 3 $53.97
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Ants Amazing Bugs Teacher Packet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.05 1 $4.05

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