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Mrs. Y. from Waterloo IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Plants, Worms, and Insects...Oh My!

Help me give my students materials that my students can use to see the importance of insects to our ecosystem and provide them with new ways to learn about growing plants.

  • $466 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a preschool teacher in a low-income school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom on a daily basis. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My 24 students are incredibly excited and curious about the world around them.

By providing them with materials that challenge and expand their thinking, we will make them better learners and will push them farther than they ever could imagine!

My Project

In my classroom, it is my goal to provide hands on authentic learning for my students that answer the questions that they have about the world around them. Our school has begun a green house project where we have begun composting and each class will be growing either flowers or a vegetable in the greenhouse. My students have had lots of questions around worms and composting as well as if soil is the only way to grow plants.

Another questions my students have asked is how insects will help the plants that we grow.

By providing them with insect growing kits, not only will they get to watch the different life cycles, but they will also get to release and observe how these insects will affect the plants we are growing.

Mrs. Y.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Penn Plax Presents The AquaTerrium .8 Gallon Planting Tank - Grow Plants and Fish in one Environment (LARGE) • Amazon Business $101.02 1 $101.02
Back to the Roots Water Garden Fish Tank, Indoor Aquaponics Kit, Grow Your Own Organic Sprouts and Herbs, Self-Cleaning Beta Fish Tank • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
HSP Nature Toys WormVue Wonders • Amazon Business $29.87 1 $29.87
Insect Lore Deluxe Ladybug Land with Live Larvae • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Educational Insights Now You See It, Now You Don't—See-Through Compost Container • Amazon Business $26.80 1 $26.80
Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden with Live Cup of Caterpillars and Feeding Habitat Kit • Amazon Business $26.77 1 $26.77
Insect Lore Live Praying Mantis Gift Set • Amazon Business $25.01 1 $25.01
Uncle Milton Giant Ant Farm Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Hydroponics Lab • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39

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