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Mrs. Burger from Albuquerque NM is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Living Science in the Classroom

Help me give my students butterfly larvae, Painted Lady eggs, and flowers to hatch and raise butterflies in the classroom.

  • $324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low-income, high-mobility school that is 100% Title I. This means all of our children receive free breakfast and lunch during the school day. We have a diverse population and serve children and families from many different cultures.

The students at our school are sweet and crave positive interactions and for someone to show a genuine interest in them.

They are eager to learn new things and love to share what they have learned with others. These students need positive role models in their lives to introduce them to the wonders of the world around them.

My Project

In order for my students to really have an understanding of environmental science they must first understand the interconnections of life cycles and what it means to care for other living beings. Learning to care for the earth will come along side an understanding of what is happening in the world around them.

"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand" - Confucius.

These butterfly eggs and larvae will give my students the opportunities to watch as these animals develop, grow, and change throughout the stages of their lives. They will also learn what is needed to care for these animals as classroom pets and living creatures. Our butterflies will eventually be released in the school garden and outside classroom area. This is also where we will plant our mature Mallow plants and Begonias so that next year's butterflies will be able to feed off of them as well.

Mrs. Burger
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.25 10 $152.50
Mallow Plant, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.47 3 $34.41
Begonia, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.00 2 $18.00
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages, Eggs, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.62 1 $14.62

Materials cost

$219.53

Vendor shipping charges

$21.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$274.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.49

Total project goal

$323.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$323.26

5 Donors

-$249.85

Donations toward project cost

-$234.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$46.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$39.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.44

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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