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  • $615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Amodeo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Our Zoo: Tree Frogs, Millipedes, and Carnivorous Plants

My students need an ant farm, butterfly kit, praying mantis kit, carnivorous plants, various animal habitats, live animals, and supplies to keep them alive.

My Students

This year when I asked my students what they wanted to do for a class project, they said, "Let's build a zoo!"

My fourth graders live in a working class and immigrant neighborhood.

Most of them are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, and all of them love to learn. Our Title I school is an important safe haven for my kids, who are surrounded by poverty and gang activity.

My Project

My students want to create an opportunity for other students in our school to see live animals. Our zoo is going to be set up inside our classroom. Each part of the room will host a different ecosystem, like the desert, bog, or rain forest. In order to create this classroom zoo, my students need a variety of live animals, habitats, and supplies to take care of the animals. Once they have set up their "zoo," they are going to invite other classes at our school to visit. My students will act as docents and give tours of our classroom zoo. Imagine their proud faces when they show other students a Venus fly trap, ant farm, tree frog, and praying mantis--all within the confines of our classroom! We are asking for an ant farm, a praying mantis habitat, a millipede kit, carnivorous plants, various animal habitats, live animals, and other supplies to maintain our zoo.

With your generous donation, my students will learn about animals, how to take care of them, and how to present the animals to visitors in a scientific fashion.

The learning opportunities are endless with this project. My students and I thank you!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Basic Tropical Foliage Set, 10 Plants • Carolina Biological Supply Company $68.35 1 $68.35
Millipede Habitat, - NeedByDate: 2/5/14 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $51.25 1 $51.25
Ant Farm Kit, Giant • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.96 1 $33.96
WonderBubble Habitat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.20 2 $66.40
Amphibian Starter Habitat with 2 Tree Frogs, - NeedByDate: 2/5/14 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $32.25 1 $32.25
Carnivorous Plants Collection, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $31.30 1 $31.30
Bog Terrarium, - NeedByDate: 2/5/14 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.36 1 $26.36
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with live caterpillars), - NeedByDate: 2/5/14 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.60 1 $25.60
Praying Mantis Amazing Bugs Kit (with egg case and fruit flies), - NeedByDate: 2/5/14 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.60 1 $25.60
Lift-and-Clean Habitat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.95 1 $18.95
Lizard Litter, 4 qt • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.08 1 $8.08
Praying Mantis Life Cycle Stages Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.89 2 $13.78
Sphagnum Moss, 4 QT, each • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.50 1 $6.50

Materials cost

$408.38

Vendor shipping charges

$40.84

State sales tax

$37.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.24

Total project goal

$614.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$614.96

2 Donors

-$614.96

Donations toward project cost

-$522.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 35 students.

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