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Ms. Burgfeld from Patton MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pinning Down the Study of Entomology

My students need insect mounting supplies and kits for entomology identification.

  • $231 goal

This project expired on July 24, 2018.

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom is very busy and productive. Students love to learn, and are eager to do hands-on activities in the classroom and the laboratory setting. "Opportunity is often missed because it is disguised as hard work."

My students are from a tight-knit, rural community who love to show their school spirit and attend many activities provided by our school.

We have small classes, and students get along well with each other. Our school shows pride through the hallways and has good school spirit.

My Project

These materials will be used in the classroom for students to enhance their hands on learning applications by allowing students to collect bugs for mounting purposes, then actually being able to make an entomology collection for us to keep for years to come. We are requesting four insect mounting cases for storage, tweezers, mounting blocks, and mounting pens so my students can work in groups go mount and identify specific species of insects. We will then use the bugs for identification purposes, learning what family and species of insect each is. It is always nice to be able to provide real world applications for students; being in an agriculture class we learn that there are beneficial and harmful insects to our plants, animals, and environment. The study of entomology will enhance all students' learning!

Ms. Burgfeld
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SE JT9213 Glass Top Display Box with Metal Clips, 16" x 12" x 2" • Amazon Business $23.52 4 $94.08
United Scientific Supplies IPB003 Insect Pinning Block • Amazon Business $6.50 5 $32.50
SE 517TW-CH Curved Splinter Tweezers, 3-1/2", Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $2.92 5 $14.60
Pack of 100 Insect Pins - Size 2 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Quality Insect Pins Size 0,Plastic Heads Stainless Steel 40mm Long 0.29mm Diam(#0 Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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