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Mrs. Smith from Olivehurst CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Much Ado About Insects!

My students need insects to broaden their interest into environmental science!

  • $346 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our favorite chant is: "In our class, we try and try again"! My students come from a high poverty school district where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. The challenges that face them at home are almost insurmountable.

Curious, excited, and willing to work hard, my students love coming to school!

They thrive in a creative environment where they help set their learning goals and are provided with multiple ways to learn and solve problems. Hard work is rewarded and relationships are built and nourished. My hope is to instill in each student a lifelong love of science through hands-on exploration.

My Project

The most exciting thing you can say to a teacher is "Your supplies are here!" I can't wait to show my students the insect samples. I will use the insect specimens to teach my students about insects that they might not be able to see in their environment.

With your donation, I will foster a lifelong love of science in my students!

I will use the caterpillars to teach about the lifecycle of a butterfly. My students will observe caterpillars as they turn into butterflies. They will feel the excitement of releasing the butterflies into a tent and watching them in their natural habitat as they explore flowers planted by them. Imagine the thrill as butterflies land on them and they feel the proboscis as it tickles their hands! Together we can!

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SCI OLYMP 2014 INSECT COLLECTION SET 30 • Ward's Science $194.69 1 $194.69
PAVILION BUTTERFLY PREPAID COUPON FOR 10 • Ward's Science $43.90 1 $43.90

Materials cost

$238.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$294.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.88

Total project goal

$345.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.88

5 Donors

-$295.88

Donations toward project cost

-$251.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.38

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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