You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. G. from Greenwood IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What's Buzzing Around! Science and Math in Action!

Help me give my students Nature Bound Bug Catcher vacuums and telescopic butterfly nets.

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, I have 157 sixth graders in my science classes. My students love science! They are always exciting about labs and investigations! They enjoy building spaghetti towers, learning to use a triple beam balance, observing the changes in Gobstoppers when you put them in water or vinegar, using radio telemetry receivers, and building and fine-tuning K'nex roller coasters!

Our school is a place where we want our students to feel safe and where we want them to know that they can make a difference and that they can be someone's hero.

Science is a tested subject on our state standardized test, so we have a lot of content to teach each year, but it is even more important to me that students enjoy what we are doing in class and learn life skills like problem-solving and critical thinking.

My Project

With ten insect vacuum guns and fifteen bug collection nets, my classes will have the necessary materials to collect, observe, and identify the insects around our school. Students will record the data regarding the name and number of each insect type. After taking a picture or identifying them, students will release the live insects. We will then create bar graphs and pie charts using this authentic and student-collected data. I hope that in future years, we will be able to collect data in late summer and in early spring. This will allow students to compare both sets of data and to make more complex graphs, like double bar graphs.

“What’s Buzzing Around?” is a citizen science project that will give my students the opportunity to collaboratively observe and identify pollinating insects around our school.

They will collect data about the insects they find, then use the data for making bar graphs, pie charts, and double bar graphs.

My goals for this project involve giving my students an opportunity to understand, appreciate, and enjoy an investigation into the importance of pollinating insects. I want them to become citizen scientists, regular people who study the world. As they practice being citizen scientists, I hope they learn to take care of our world and all the living things in it.

Mrs. G.
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. G. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nature Bound Bug Catcher Toy, Eco-Friendly Bug Vacuum, Catch and Release Indoor/Outdoor Play, Ages 5-12 • Amazon Business $15.47 10 $154.70
3 Pack Telescopic Butterfly Net Catching Bugs Insect Extendable 34" Inch Catch (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $16.04 5 $80.20

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Greenwood","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4886904],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3727157,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":314,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. G.","authorIds":{"4886904":{"owner":"Mrs. G.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3727157],"proposalHash":"1646980140","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21023462,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjQ1MTIwNg==","NjI1NTU2OQ=="],"teacherId":4886904,"schoolCounty":"Johnson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IN","name":"Indiana"}}