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Ms. Linn from San Diego CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Alive!

Help me give my students the experience of witnessing first-hand the metamorphosis of a butterfly and other supplies to help bring life science to life.

  • $203 goal

This project expired on January 26, 2019.

This project expired on January 26, 2019.

My Students

We are a diverse group of inner city students at a Title I school in Grades K-8. All of our students are eligible for free lunch. Many families are struggling financially with families living in overcrowded homes and there are some who are homeless. Several of the students are English language learners while some are new to the school.

Our students thrive while participating in hands-on activities, therefore instilling a love of learning.

Our students are eager to learn and are grateful for the opportunities they are provided. They are a community of learners who support each other in the learning process.

My Project

Our students are studying life cycles and have been working with paper models.

They would really benefit from seeing live examples of the process including the metamorphosis of a butterfly.

Students will gain an added benefit of developing responsibility while they take care of living things. We also need replacement ants for our ant farm. Live examples will help spark their interest in science at this impressionable age. Additional supplies such as magnifying glasses and art supplies will be useful to make scientific models. These supplies will support hands-on activities and help scientific ideas become more concrete and bring them to life.

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

Equity Focus

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Butterfly Sanctuary • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.95 1 $22.95
Thermo-Plastic Magnifier 4x 1 inch • Carolina Biological Supply Company $0.89 20 $17.80
33216-1001-Crayola Modeling Clay - 1 lb Assortment, Neutral Colors • Blick Art Materials $2.64 6 $15.84
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.98 1 $14.98
20016-0129-Blick Pastel Set - Earthtone, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $4.05 3 $12.15
02916-1007-Plaid Mod Podge - Gloss Finish, Quart • Blick Art Materials $10.76 1 $10.76
Ant Farm Replacement Ants, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.35 1 $10.35

Materials cost

$104.83

Vendor shipping charges

$26.51

State sales tax

$9.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.44

Total project goal

$202.94

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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