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  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Tobiason
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

What is metamorphosis? We would LOVE to find out!!!

The cost of a Butterfly Garden, tadpoles, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game, and more from various vendors is $285, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach 25 full day Kindergarten students at an under-privileged school where 100% of my students are on free lunch, as well as come to school everyday to have a breakfast. We have just recently finished up our science unit on plants and answering the important question, "What do seeds need to grow?" While watching the seeds grow, we journaled about what our seeds looked like each day and sketched pictures of what our seed was doing each day. Now that spring is hopefully around the corner, I would like to teach my students about metamorphosis. Kindergartners love hands on activities, and with this unit, I would like to be able to give them that opportunity. I would like to raise caterpillars into butterflies, larvae into ladybugs, and tadpoles into frogs. I believe that my students would gain greater understanding of what exactly "Metamorphosis" is if they can witness it first hand and also with supplemental materials. While we were growing our seeds, my students were so excited to come into the room every day and see whose seeds might have grown over night or whose needed more water. They were very enthusiastic about growing their "own" plant. I want to be able to encourage this kind of excitement and anticipation in learning about science. I believe that raising caterpillars, ladybugs, and tadpoles would be an excellent way for my students to learn a very big concept in a fun way. They would be able to see the different forms metamorphosis can take! It would also teach them responsibility. They would be responsible in making sure that the critters are doing well everyday, and we would journal about them as well. We would keep track of how many days it takes for our friends to finally become their destiny! The materials needed for these projects are called Habitat Kits and include housing and coupons to send in to receive the live specimens. I believe this would be a great experience for my children to have. They would be able to see the caterpillars, ladybugs, and tadpoles grow, and then release them outside once they are fully ready.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TADPOLE METAMOR SET W/TADPOLES Catalog Page Number: 181 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $70.50 1 $70.50
Reversible Caterpillar/Butterfly Puppet • Teacher's School Supply $23.99 1 $23.99
Life Cycle of a Ladybug Model • Delta Education $21.95 1 $21.95
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game • Teacher's School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Butterfly Garden • Delta Education $19.95 1 $19.95
Butterfly Tower - Additional Card for 5 Larvae • Delta Education $18.95 1 $18.95
Ladybug Land • Delta Education $14.95 1 $14.95
Mysterious Tadpole The • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75

Materials cost

$201.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$243.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.55

Total project goal

$297.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.50

4 Donors

-$285.61

Donations toward project cost

-$244.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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