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Mrs. Rowe from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Live Insects @ Your Library

My students need an ant farm to see entomology in action, and science books to explore further.

  • $225 goal

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My Students

Our school library serves 1,300 students in grades 9-12 from all economic backgrounds. An average of 200 students visit the library each day. Many students, especially upperclassmen, have multiple study halls during which they visit the library.

Students and parents expressed to me that they would like the library to be a relaxing haven where they can interact with each other.

We have a diverse student body, ranging from students with severe disabilities in a life skills program to highly advanced students in a gifted program.

My Project

My students are naturally curious, which is why many of them visit our library. They love learning new things and exploring.

An ant farm would fascinate them and prompt them to learn more about the lives of the insects that they see right in front of them.

I will display science books next to the ant farm so they can learn more about insects and other scientific topics.

I will also work with our general science classes to do research projects on entomology that involve the ant farm. I will invite them to observe the ants in action and research their behaviors.

Mrs. Rowe
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ant Farm Kit, Giant • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.12 1 $37.12
I Can Get Paid for That?: 99 Creative Careers to Live a Life Less Ordinary • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe • Amazon Business $17.63 1 $17.63
Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Ant Farm Kit, Giant, Living Replacement Ants • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.97 1 $15.97
Secret Marvels of the World: 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and where to find them (Lonely Planet) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Ant Farm Kit, Giant, Sand and Food Refill • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.77 1 $8.77

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