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Ms. Lee from Baldwin Park CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science is Fun!

My students need silkworm and praying mantis kits and food to study the life cycle of insects, in a hands on way.

  • $251 goal

This project expired on January 22, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Bugs are yucky! That is what most people would say. But kids are different. They are open to the whole world of life and its different forms.

The 4 year old students in my class are curious and inquisitive.

They have not closed themselves to the world's possibilities yet. They are open to exploration and I believe that the study of insects will give them the kick start they need to become better explorers and investigators of the world.

My Project

I am requesting a praying mantis kit which comes with activities and resources for me, as the teacher,to make learning more meaningful. It also includes live praying mantis egg casings. I am also requesting a silkworm kit. After hatching, the young insects will need food to stay alive and so I am also requesting that.

Young minds want to know.

All my students know is that insects are bad. They experience flies,cockroaches, and ants, and mosquitoes on a daily basis, like most of us do. I bet most do not know how beneficial insects can be. Praying mantis' are beneficial for pest control in the garden. Silkworms contribute the basis for beautiful fabrics. Raising them in the classroom will enable my students to learn these facts and more about these very interesting and delicate creatures that share our planet.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Praying Mantis Nursery Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $56.95 1 $56.95
Silkworm Eggs (Bombyx mori), Living, Pack of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.25 1 $13.25
Silkworm Artificial Dry Diet, 1 lb • Carolina Biological Supply Company $35.10 1 $35.10
Drosophila, Fruit Fly Culture Kit, Nongenetic Use • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.27 2 $46.54

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