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Mrs. Gerdes from Wichita KS is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Liven Up Our Classroom

My students need live animals to explore lifecycles and learn responsibility.

  • $324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"That was amazing!" Is a constant quote in my classroom. The students come alive in this elementary science classroom. Yes, you read that correctly, elementary science classroom. This is one of a very small group (2) of Elementary science classrooms in our district.

Teaching STEM to English language learners opens up a whole new world of vocabulary and opportunities to talk about what is exciting them.

I serve 600 + kids in a week. Most of these children are on free and reduced lunch and breakfast.

The students come eager to learn and love hands on experiences. I am always looking for new ways to add STEM ideas across the grade levels.

My Project

When we invite the gecko into our classroom will allow students to see how to take care of a pet. Students will have many opportunities to feed and water the gecko.

My students will have the opportunity to observe metamorphosis.

With the caterpillars watching change over time becomes an adventure instead of a chore. Students will be looking forward to journaling and talking about the changes.

Allowing the mantis to hatch into our classroom will allow the students to watch the tiny bugs change and grow into something they can look for in their own backyards. encouraging some outdoor activity.

Mrs. Gerdes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Culture 33 Larvae Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $44.55 1 $44.55
Leopard Gecko • Carolina Biological Supply Company $38.25 1 $38.25
Praying Mantis Amazing Bugs Kit (with egg case and fruit flies) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Hornworm Amazing Bugs Kit (with live hornworm larvae) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
FOSS Next Generation Living Materials, Environments, Live Shipment 2: 200 Mealworms • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.45 1 $22.45
Luna Moth Cocoons, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.45 1 $18.45
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) Butterfly Culture • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.05 1 $17.05

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