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Mrs. Graham from Columbus OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Living Life Cycles...Watching Animals Change

My students need living animals in order to learn more about life cycles in our classroom.

  • $611 goal

This project expired on August 6, 2018.

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My Students

I am so lucky to be teaching at an urban, public school in Ohio! My students are inquisitive and excited about learning and they work so hard every day. As an inquiry based school, we try to incorporate innovative ways to use technology and other hands-on resources in order to help our students understand the curriculum that we are required to teach. We also have a significant ESL population and these students need hands on resources in order to learn our content. With few resources provided, we look to alternative ways to reach our goals.

Our students have the interest, but not the access to these materials.

This project would give them that access they need to materials that can extend their learning in many different ways!

My Project

My students need to learn about life cycles of different insects. Giving them real animals to use in this study is incredibly important. These kits will help each group in my classroom become experts about the insect they are assigned.

Students will do research and give presentations about their type of insect as the insect progresses through its life cycle.

Students will get to experience these life cycles as they observe them on a daily basis in the classroom. While we are observing life cycles, students will also get to do different science labs related to the study of insects.

Mrs. Graham
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 64 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hornworm (Manduca sexta) Nursery Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $112.45 1 $112.45
Bessbug Habitat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $52.15 2 $104.30
Ladybugs in the Classroom Kit (with live ladybug larvae) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $67.45 1 $67.45
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with live caterpillars) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.25 1 $60.25
Roly-Poly Pill Bugs Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $58.72 1 $58.72
Brine Shrimp Hatchery Kit Refill • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.15 1 $16.15
Sow Bugs, Porcellio, Living, Pack 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.67 1 $9.67
Pill Bugs, Armadillidium, Living, Pack 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.67 1 $9.67

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