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Mrs. Flanagan from Springfield IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Our Own Insect Traps

My students need materials to build insect traps! They can make pitfall traps, panel traps and pollinators. They can take these home and catch insects, place them in clear jars to transport back to school.

  • $877 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach 3rd/4th grade students who mostly are from low-income families. The support and love they get from school really makes a difference in their lives. We try to teach them to be good citizens and grow into hard working adults that will contribute to society.

They come to school excited to learn and we want to foster that love for learning to help them grow.

Giving them opportunities they might not ever receive if we did not have support from the outside world. Thank you!

My Project

My students want to study the different species of insects living in our region. They decided the very best way to do this is to build traps that would not harm the insects and bring them into class to study them.

We are asking for materials to make panel traps, pollinators, and pitfall traps.

They will make these at school and take them home to set. After catching insects they will transport them back to class in bug jars and we will begin to study the type of insect and its family.

The tall clear silo cups with lids will make our pitfall traps, the other supplies will make the pollinator and panel traps. The activities around this project are meant to excite students and bring the bugs into the classroom for further investigation. Hands-on learning is the best way to learn about the bugs in our area.

Mrs. Flanagan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
50 count 32 oz. Clear Plastic Cup and Flat Straw Slotted Lid, Dart Solo w/ Signature Party Picks • Amazon Business $36.95 5 $184.75
Funnel set of 3 (pack of 2) • Amazon Business $6.40 20 $128.00
Kleenex Anti-Viral Facial Tissues,68 Count (Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
See-Through Bug Jars (10 Pcs. Per Set) 2 1/2". Plastic. • Amazon Business $17.95 3 $53.85
LC3543 - Insects Prepared Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 4 $51.96
Ziploc Gallon Slider Storage Bags, 96 Count • Amazon Business $11.70 3 $35.10
Darice Core'dinations Value Pack Card stock, 8.5 by 11-Inch, 200/Pack • Amazon Business $13.92 2 $27.84
500 Pieces Pipe Cleaners Set, Including 300 Pcs 26 Colors Chenille Stems, 100 Pcs 6 Size Wiggle Googly Eyes and 50 Pcs Pom Poms for Craft DIY Art Supplies • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
2 Pack - Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, 25 sq ft • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Reynolds Kitchens Plastic Wrap (225 Square Foot Roll, Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
1000 Feet (c.333 yards) 2mm 3 ply Colourful Natural Jute Twine String Roll Collection - 10 Assorted Coloured Variety Pack for Artworks and Crafts, Gift Wrapping, Picture Display and Gardening • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $16.70 1 $16.70
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 3 $16.47
Acerich 200 Pcs Craft Sticks Ice Cream Sticks Wooden Popsicle Sticks 4-1/2" Length Treat Sticks Ice Pop Sticks • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
One Package of 400 feet 100% Natural Hemp Cord #20 • Amazon Business $5.97 2 $11.94
Universal 00419 19-Size Rubber Bands (335 per Pack) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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