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Ms. Lara from Sanger CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the Natural World Around Us

My students need hands on experiences with real life animal science kits like the aquaponics water garden and the butterfly life cycle kit to better grasp the life sciences we explore in our second grade classroom.

  • $392 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I school from the small city of Sanger, east of Fresno, Ca. Our students come from a variety of economic backgrounds. I believe that the diversity of our students adds to their passion and dedication of learning. This year I have an amazing group of second graders. I enjoy watching them explore and learn both in and out of the classroom.

They are very curious learners and always have questions about how things work along with having ideas of how things can be changed or improved upon.

Animal and life science is an area of learning that I feel will help foster their curious minds.

My Project

My curious learners need new ways to explore and be inspired throughout the day. They are motivated learners that want daily hands on learning experiences. We are asking for help in purchasing Animal and Life Science activity kits and supplies to integrate science into other areas of learning, such as English Language Arts. These materials will be used as part of our English Language Arts and Life Science units.

Animal and life science activities will help my students think more critically and creatively preparing them for future jobs in science and conservation.

Our class wants to go to the next level of learning with a aquaponics water garden and the butterfly life cycle kit and we believe that these products will help us get there.

Ms. Lara
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Back to the Roots Water Garden Betta Fish Tank, 3 Gallon. Hydroponics Growing System. Fish Tank with Organic Aquaponic Sprouts and Herbs Aquarium Starter Kit. Great for Kids • Amazon Business $98.16 1 $98.16
Illuminated Jellyfish Aquarium Mood Lamp By Playlearn • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Insect Lore Butterfly Pavilion - Large Habitat Hatching Kit With Voucher For 10 Caterpillars • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Strawberry Fish: aquaponics, teach, learning, fish, strawberries, counting, toddler, kids, children, education, fun, rainbow, garden, • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Safari Ltd Incredible Creatures Brown Bat • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Incredible Creatures: Jellyfish • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jellyfish (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Jellyfish (Nature's Children) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
It's a Good Thing There Are Bats (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Explore My World Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Butterfly's Life (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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