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Mrs. Kopecki from Wethersfield CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Entomology Study Bridging Science and the Visual Arts!

My students need a MacBook Pro and a myriad of insects to study entomology, the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.

  • $1,762 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager, bright, and like all students, excited to experience all the current learning that this 21st century can bring them. They love art each week, walking in with huge smiles and open hearts. "The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create." –President Barack Obama

Inquisitive, creative, artistic, and ready to explore art across the curriculum.

Yes, this describes my student population! I teach art education to over 420 students per week. As an educator, I am always on a quest to teach my students skills that will help them both in school and in life beyond. We love discovering innovative ways to connect art to other subjects and to create a safe and caring environment in our classroom for all students.

My Project

My students need an MacBook Pro laptop to assist them to be 21st-century ARTSmart learners as they use it to explore a myriad of online sites to explore the science and the art of entomology, Mother Nature's finest! It is so important for our students to be current, up to date, and ready with 21st-century skills so that they can be competitive with the world.

How exciting it will be to learn about insects by viewing authentic examples of bugs encased in plastic, to see their parts and colors, while cross learning via the internet exploring insect videos and drawing tutorials?

Help our students grow and learn by helping them to connect virtually with the myriad of opportunities that a Macbook Pro can bring to their education, connecting curriculums of science and art.

We need technology! We need a Macbook Pro, the best computer for integrating science and art into learning. We need to teach our students to be scientists, and a Macbook Pro laptop will bridge our journey of discovering the importance of insects in our world!

Keeping current and up to date with technology nurtures and provides our students with a multitude of opportunities to explore the web, both in small and large group instruction. And studying insects, both real and virtually, will hopefully bring a lifetime of interest to the importance of the role insects play in our world. My students will love seeing the beauty of real insects, so cool.

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - MacBook Pro - 13'Display - Intel Core i5 - 8 GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $1,299.99 1 $1,299.99
Praying Mantis Paperweight (1 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8") • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Collection of Real Butterflies in Resin • Amazon Business $27.96 1 $27.96
Green Chafer Beetle Paperweight (1 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4") • Amazon Business $11.26 2 $22.52
Wild Republic Polybag Insect 10 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.11 2 $20.22
Common Blue Bottle Butterfly Paperweight(3 x 3 x 1") • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Fun Express Insect Finger Puppets 12ct Toy • Amazon Business $8.64 2 $17.28
Fun Express 1 Roll Realistic Bug/Insect Stickers (100 Piece), 1.5" • Amazon Business $5.36 2 $10.72

Materials cost

$1,445.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,497.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$264.24

Total project goal

$1,761.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,761.58

2 Donors

-$870.38

Donations toward project cost

-$757.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.86

match offer

-$870.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$739.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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