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Mrs. Tortorelli from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Insects that Help

My students need supplies to observe the life cycle of butterflies.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are my children....

They come to school wanting to be loved and challenged to learn more than a worksheet could teach them.

These students have limited learning opportunities, so I attempt to bring as many diversified learning situations into the classroom as possible. They desire to learn to better themselves and enrich their families. The school attempts to make STEM- and project-based learning available to all students. I want to give them as many real-life experiences as possible.

My Project

We are learning about the life cycle of insects and how insects impact us. These supplies would allow the students to watch the stages of a butterfly to better understand how the life cycles of insects impact the world around us.

Observing first hand the life cycle of a butterfly, could change the students view of other's lives.

I desire to give my students as many hands on experiences as possible to help them better understand how the smallest of creatures can impact our environment and homes. The students will be using their scientist skills of observing and tracking data to know how the butterflies change through each stage.

Mrs. Tortorelli
Grades 3-5
  • Greystone Upper Elementary School
  • Oklahoma City, OK
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Culture 60 to 75 Larvae Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $71.95 1 $71.95
Carolina Butterfly Sanctuary • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.95 3 $68.85
Painted Lady Culture Cup Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.22 2 $18.44

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