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

Future Entomologists

My students need 3 microscopes, entomology kits, insect samples, and various insect books.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of the students at this school are learning English as a second language. Many of them receive free or reduced-price lunch. They love coming to school to learn, and they love everything about school: reading, writing, math, and extracurricular activities.

My students are in a low socioeconomic area, but they love coming to school to learn in a safe and warm environment.

They want to come to school every day to learn and be with friends who help them grow to become productive adults in the future.

My Project

My students would like to learn more about insects that live around their school and community. We will be studying and learning about insects. We will also be using the books as references. Next, students will go out in the field to look for insects that live and thrive in the community. By using the entomology kits, we will collect insects in nearby fields, water areas, and parks...there are no limits in finding the insects that live in our area. After that, students will use collection kits to keep and store and study the insects (body parts, how they survive, how they help the environment). We may also use microscopes to carefully study their body parts to confirm what specific type of insect live around our school. Students may also use and refer to reference books to attest and clarify their findings. Students will finally release insects in their natural habitats.

Our goal is to help students understand that insects are helpful in our community, and they play an important role in the animal food web.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Edu-Toys Insect Exploring Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
AMSCOPE-KIDS M30-ABS-KT2-W Microscope Kit with Metal Arm and Base, 6 Magnifications from 20x to 1200x, Includes 52-Piece Accessory Set and Case, Awarded The 2016 Top Pick of Microscopes For Beginners • Amazon Business $38.98 2 $77.96
My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06 • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
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
Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Scorpion & Spider Collection 4 pc Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
6 pieces Real Insect stone in clear acrylic, get one necklace for free, total 7 pieces • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
12 Prepared Insect Bug Parts Microscope Slides Set + Real Beetle Specimen + Postcards STEM Science Kit • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. BugWatch • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
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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