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Mrs. Behnke from Lutz FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ew, Gross! Science Rocks!

Help me give my students the opportunity to witness life cycles and eating habits. These kits (Owl Pellet dissection, Ant kit, and the Butterfly Butterfly house) will allow for long term investigations, igniting the curiosity of my students.

  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are curious. Our students are creative. Our students are kids. Our students are high achieving and/or academically gifted.

Did you know that 25% of gifted people are underachievers (adapted from The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook)?

As educators, our job is to design highly engaging lessons for them to keep interest high and challenging.

The students in my classroom range from third to fifth grade. They are gifted in a variety of ways- artistically, academics, athletically and socially.

My Project

Who wouldn't want to observe miraculous happenings of nature? I always express to students how special it is to have a glimpse into nature, and witness something one wouldn't typically see. I tell them that incredible things are happening around them, you just need to look closely. Observation is a skill that is imperative in all aspects of life.

Did you know ants separate the dead from the living?

Have you seen ants band together when a path gets destroyed and rebuild? Have you witnessed the 4 stages of a full metamorphosis? Or seen a gross, icky, larva transform into a beautiful ladybug? Have you ever reconstructed bones of an unknown animal from an owl pellet and then determined the diet of the owl? Without these fabulous science tools, probably not. These tools will allow my students to witness, first hand, how incredible nature is. Its projects like these that make science a favorite among students.

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Pellet Dissection Mini-Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.99 28 $139.72
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with live caterpillars) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 2 $66.14
FedEx small parcel freight • Carolina Biological Supply Company $51.01 1 $51.01
Carolina Owl Pellet Dissection Mat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.79 6 $40.74
Gel Ant Farm with LED Base (with live ants) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $34.87 1 $34.87

Materials cost

$332.48

Vendor shipping charges

$33.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.72

Total project goal

$471.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.44

10 Donors

-$325.00

Donations toward project cost

-$295.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$124.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$105.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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