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Dr. Cassidy from Commerce GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Entomology Engineers- Little STEM Scientists

My students need tools to catch and observe bugs, like Bug Podz Habitat, Magnifying glasses, microscope slides and a portable microscope to attach to our iPad.

  • $991 goal

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My Students

Commerce is a small city school which has a culture of hardworking and wonderful students. We may not have the money of bigger systems but we have the support of the community and teachers which pour their heart and souls into kids.

At Commerce, we have to make a little money go a long way.

We select resources which can be used by multiple grade levels and classes and truly share all of our instructional materials. Otherwise, we would not be able to afford to offer high-quality educational experiences to students.

Our kids deserve the best and we work with all of the tools we can find, like Donors Choose, to make their educational experience incredible! You can be a big part of that!

My Project

In order to inspire future entomologist and help kids see the wonderful the world of bugs, we need some tools to go out and collect the bugs- such as butterfly nets and critter catchers. We will use microscope slides to observe the bugs that we cannot catch in our location and a handheld microscope to look at them up close while we are out around the school.

Nature is all around us but lately I have noticed that our young people are not getting out and exploring like we did when I was a kid- I have more and more students each year who have never caught a butterfly or seen bugs up close.

The field guide to bugs, along with the Bug-o-pedia will help us learn more about the insects we catch and help share that knowledge in a partnership with the younger Primary Students.

While technology is wonderful, many are spending more time on their devices and less time out in nature. I hope to inspire them to spend more time looking around them and marveling at the world and not missing so much looking down at their devices.

Can you help us "unplug" and get out into the wide world of wacky insects? Even the smallest donation is appreciated.

Dr. Cassidy
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Amazon Business $32.69 5 $163.45
12 Prepared Insect Bug Parts Microscope Slides Set + Real Beetle Specimen + Postcards STEM Science Kit • Amazon Business $16.99 6 $101.94
Microscope GEECR Wireless Digital Electron Wifi Microscope for Mobile (iOS & Android) and PC with Zoom 150x Rechargeable Waterproofing IP67 and High-definition for Kids Home&School Education • Amazon Business $95.99 1 $95.99
American Educational 7-1402-A Nylon Insect Net with 14" Ring • Amazon Business $12.96 6 $77.76
Backyard Safari Bug Podz • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Small Plastic Aquarium With A Lid And Handle Great For Traveling - Pack Of 4 Aquariums For Small Critters Fish And More • Amazon Business $9.54 3 $28.62
Collection of Real Butterflies in Resin • Amazon Business $27.96 1 $27.96
Collection of Real Butterflies in Resin • Amazon Business $27.96 1 $27.96
Geoworld Bug's World Collection of 10 Real Insects • Amazon Business $23.96 1 $23.96
Geoworld Bug's World Collection of 10 Real Insects • Amazon Business $23.96 1 $23.96
Scorpion & Spider Collection 4 pc Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Insects (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Magic School Bus Presents) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Insects (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Fly Guy Presents...) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Backyard Bugs: An Identification Guide to Common Insects, Spiders, and More • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Fun Express Insect Finger Puppets 12ct Toy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bugs A to Z • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
The Bug Book • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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