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Ms. Keene Lebel from Derby CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fluttering Into Life Cycles

My students need the butterfly larvae to be able to study the life cycle in the classroom.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My elementary school is located in a high poverty urban area. The children I teach are hard working and appreciate every opportunity given to them. We work to help them have a variety of experiences to round out their background knowledge. Often times children that live in urban areas such as ours that have a high rate of poverty do not get enough exposure to real world educational experiences. We work hard to bring these experiences to them in the classroom.

My Project

Our class will experience the life cycle of the butterfly from start to finish. Each day they will able to monitor the progress and write or draw about in their journals. We will also read and discuss the life cycles of other insects and animals and compare them to what we see happening with the butterfly. At the end of the project we will set the butterflies free here at school.

Children learn science best with hands on activities.Reading is an amazing way to grow a child's mind but it is my opinion that doing grows a child's whole self.

The opportunity to have science in action right in our classroom over the course of several weeks will in engage them in a variety of ways. Each day the interest and excitement will grow as we wait and observe the life cycle of the butterflies.

Ms. Keene Lebel
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture Coupon • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.45 3 $67.35
Butterflies in the Classroom Demo Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.85 1 $41.85

Materials cost

$109.20

Vendor shipping charges

$10.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.78

Total project goal

$178.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.54

1 Donor

-$178.54

Donations toward project cost

-$151.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.78

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$0.00

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