You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. Holmes from Brentwood CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Insect Identification Beyond Taxonomic Family

My students need a small class set of books to identify their specimens beyond taxonomic family.

  • $290 goal

This project expired on July 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach four sections of Entomology at the high school level. In addition to collecting specimens on campus and at home, they learn proper mounting and preservation techniques for their specimens before navigating taxonomic keys to identify them to Order and then to Family. The class is a mix of working outside with laboratory time in the classroom.

This high school level Entomology class is one of very few year-long Entomology classes in the country.

Elsewhere, Entomology is taught in the high school as a unit within Biology, Environmental Science, Agriculture, or Forensic science classes.

My Project

My Entomology students use their classroom textbook to identify insects to Order and then to taxonomic Family, but I would like them to have the opportunity to identify many of their specimens to Genus or even species. Students will use the book "California Insects" identify many of their commonly collected specimens beyond Family, to Genus or even species.

The school's growing insect collection will provide even more scientific value if most specimens can be identified to Genus or species.

Some students donate their collections to the school's collection to extend the teaching value of the specimens collected over the years.

My students would benefit by using a solid resource such as the requested books, which also provide natural history, diet, and other information. This will increase their understanding of their specimens and will provide greater probability of correct identification to even Genus or species.

Mr. Holmes
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 115 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Holmes is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
California Insects (California Natural History Guides) • Amazon Business $22.85 8 $182.80
Bugs of Northern California • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39

Materials cost

$195.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$245.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.41

Total project goal

$289.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$289.39

4 Donors

-$144.69

Donations toward project cost

-$122.99

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

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Brentwood","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1396712],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3123884,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/insect-identification-beyond-taxonomic-f/3123884/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":115,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Holmes","authorIds":{"1396712":{"owner":"Mr. Holmes","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3123884],"proposalHash":"-241936655","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1396712_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1472774653490","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20833618,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIwODQzOQ==","NTI1NTEzNw==","NTI1NTE0Mw==","NDI4Nzg2OQ==","NTI0OTg4OQ=="],"teacherId":1396712,"schoolCounty":"Contra Costa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}