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Ms. D. from Riverview FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Bring Life Cycles to Life for Kindergartners!

My students need seed germinator kits, seeds and butterfly larvae to experience the metamorphosis of butterflies and the life cycle of plants.

  • $182 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are awesome! They are enthusiastic about learning and that makes coming to work a joy. We are a neighborhood school with a diverse group of students and staff and we work together to help everyone achieve to their full potential.

Every year I am fortunate to welcome a new class of kindergartners who are excited about learning and who are ready to become readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, musicians, and athletes.

It is very rewarding to see the progress that these young learners make each year within our classroom, and from year-to-year as they advance through grade levels. I am constantly amazed by what they can accomplish and so fortunate to be on their team.

My Project

The best way for students to experience life cycles and metamorphosis is with real plants and butterflies. With seed germinator kits, students will be able to view each part of the plant life-cycle as it grows from seed to plant. Students get very excited about using their hand lenses to observe living things, and seed germinators will make that possible at every stage.

Butterfly larvae will make it possible for students to experience the wonder of metamorphosis.

Each year students are thrilled to watch as our larvae change and emerge as butterflies! I look forward to teaching this content and I am never disappointed in the students' interest and engagement. Our climate makes it possible to release our butterflies once they are ready, and it's a celebration that students look forward to while they are learning more about these fascinating creatures.

Ms. D.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seed Germinator Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.75 10 $67.50
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.98 2 $29.96
Basic Seed Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.17 1 $14.17

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