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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

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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

$234.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.37

Total project goal

$315.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.79

1 Donor

-$211.00

Donations toward project cost

-$179.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.65

match offer

-$104.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.72

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$0.00

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