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Mrs. Schoch from San Pablo CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Science with Butterflies and Ladybugs, Oh My!

My students need butterfly kits and ladybug kits with living specimens to observe and learn about their life cycles.

  • $290 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin.

I teach a group of sweet, generous, and kindhearted students.

They are in first grade in a Title I school and many of our students have economic and linguistic challenges.

My students love school and they love to learn! As a teacher, I want my students to learn to their fullest potential. I want them to stay excited and committed to learning. This hands-on project about the insects and the life cycle of insects will help my students stay excited about learning.

My Project

I want to allow my students to develop a love for science by doing hands-on activities. Students will have the opportunity to observe the ladybugs and butterflies daily within their classroom and watch the life cycle of insects! The students will actively engage in hands-on learning! Students will observe, write and illustrate their observations of the different stages of the butterfly and ladybug. Not only will students be able to see this process in action, they will also have the models to refer to once the butterflies and ladybugs have left our class.

My students are naturally curious and ask questions about the world around them.

The children will learn the importance of taking care of animals and they will get to watch all the stages of the life cycles of ladybugs and butterflies.

Mrs. Schoch
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ladybugs in the Classroom Kit (with live ladybug larvae) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $67.45 1 $67.45
Ladybugs in the Classroom Demo Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.35 1 $41.35
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture Coupon • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.45 1 $22.45
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Butterfly Culture • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.05 1 $17.05
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.98 1 $14.98
Ladybug Life Cycle Stages Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.32 1 $8.32
Butterfly Life Cycle Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 1 $7.42

Materials cost

$179.02

Vendor shipping charges

$17.90

State sales tax

$16.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$245.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.41

Total project goal

$289.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$289.40

1 Donor

-$144.70

Donations toward project cost

-$123.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.70

match offer

-$144.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$122.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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