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Mrs. Dvorak from Clermont FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

My students need insects to further their knowledge of complete and incomplete metamorphosis and the wonders of the world of insects.

  • $245 goal

This project expired on August 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a class composed of gifted fourth and fifth grade students. Many of my students are very active and they spent a lot of time on individualized learning. Gifted students tend to master the standard curriculum more quickly and therefore spend time doing different assignments that allow them to develop research and problem solving skills. Gifted students tend to be naturally curious, and while they become easily bored with repetitive assignments, they get excited about sharing new information they have learned with others.

Many of my students feel they don't fit in with their peers, and are always looking for ways to explain themselves to others.

My Project

I have been raising Monarch butterflies at both school and home for 6 years. My students love watching the tiny, newly hatched caterpillars grow by the day until they hang in their J and form a chrysalis in what they refer to as the caterpillar swivel dance. We also take care of a butterfly garden with flowers for the adult butterflies and host plants for 4 of the most common Florida caterpillars.

Our milkweed plants (host for our Monarch and Queen butterflies) are often covered with aphids.

I squish the aphids and use insecticidal soap so as not to harm the caterpillars. My students have expressed curiosity into the role aphids play and ways to rid ourselves of them without harming the caterpillars or turning our fingers yellow with squashed aphids.

This project will fund us with ladybug larvae (they love aphids, and the larvae eat even more aphids than the ladybug adults) and Praying Mantis, another insect eating insect.

The project also includes a large display case which can be used to share our monarchs in all four stages of development with the entire school.

Mrs. Dvorak
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterfly Display Cage • Carolina Biological Supply Company $109.75 1 $109.75
Lady Beetle Larvae (Coleomegilla maculata), Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.52 2 $31.04
Mantis Eggs, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.45 1 $18.45

Materials cost

$159.24

Vendor shipping charges

$15.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.63

Total project goal

$244.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$244.18

4 Donors

-$122.09

Donations toward project cost

-$103.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.31

match offer

-$122.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.31

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$0.00

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