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  • $799 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Gardner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Life Cycle Learners

My students need an incubator, butterfly life cycle models, posters, books and a root-vue farm to experience life cycles first hand.

My Students

"What's that? What are clouds made of? Where do butterflies come from?" Children have so many questions about the world around them. Help me enable my students to observe the life cycle up close and personal, so I can help them answer their questions and introduce them to science.

I have a class of 20 students, an even mix of boys and girls.

I have students of all abilities and some English language learners. Our school of 500 students is located in Idaho. We are a Title 1 school with over 70% of our school population qualifying for free or reduced lunches.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to interact with the life cycle hands-on. With the incubator my students will be able to view chicks hatching, from the time we set the eggs to the embryo inside the egg as it grows, to when it hatches 21 days later. The butterfly poster, and other hands-on items will expand our current butterfly unit which will be taught in conjunction with the chicks to help my students make connections with 2 different animals. The plant items will culminate the unit. Students will grow plants in our classroom and draw connections between animal and plant life cycles.

These items will allow my students to interact with science, something that is being taught less and less in our schools.

Help me reach my students and allow them to experience these amazing parts of life hands-on.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INCUBATOR CLASS SET MINI ADVANCE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $296.99 1 $296.99
INFLATABLE BUTTERFLY LIFECYCLE S/4 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $29.69 1 $29.69
PUZZLE FOAM CYCLE OF BUTTERFLY • Frey Scientific, Inc. $23.36 1 $23.36
BOOK PETERSON FIELD GUIDE WESTERN BUTTERFLIES • Frey Scientific, Inc. $22.42 1 $22.42
POSTER, MONARCH BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $11.66 1 $11.66
BOOK SUPER SCIENCE ACTIVITIES PLANTS GRADES 2-5 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $8.09 1 $8.09
GIANT MAGNETIC PLANT LIFE CYCLE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $17.99 1 $17.99
LIFECYCLERS BUTTERFLY FROG AND PLANT • Frey Scientific, Inc. $13.49 1 $13.49
BOOKS PLANTS LIBRARY SET OF 4 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $23.36 1 $23.36
HSP162 ROOT-VUE FARM EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $30.56 1 $30.56
SCI VIEW COMP S/3 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $64.76 1 $64.76

Materials cost

$542.37

Vendor shipping charges

$65.08

State sales tax

$32.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$678.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.72

Total project goal

$798.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$798.12

1 Donor

-$339.20

Donations toward project cost

-$339.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$399.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$339.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$59.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Walt Disney Company and one other donor.

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