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Fill Our Display Case!

Mrs. Coates's Supplies project in Utah (Where is the classroom located?)
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November 2, 2009
$542 given
4 donors

My students need 5 models of cells and other microscopic organisms.

"Our display case is NAKED! Next year I will be teaching 7th grade science, a course that is strictly focused on "life" sciences. My students are from an area of moderate poverty, and have little opportunity for hands-on science experiences. We have few microscopes to share and even fewer slides.

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"Our display case is NAKED! Next year I will be teaching 7th grade science, a course that is strictly focused on "life" sciences. My students are from an area of moderate poverty, and have little opportunity for hands-on science experiences. We have few microscopes to share and even fewer slides.

I have quickly realized that teenage students learn best if they can see and touch the thing they are learning about. But how can you show a single plant cell to 210 students? Or a DNA double helix? And where can you put all these so that students can see them all year?

I am asking for models of a DNA double helix, a virus, plant and animal cells, and an atom. I plan to pass these items around while teaching the concepts, but more importantly I want to fill my old display case with these models so that students can see them ALL year. I truly believe this is key to having students memorize important information.

Your donations will make it possible for my students to understand how microorganisms work, and to be able to recall and remember that information every time they pass our class display case. hide

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Jun 2, 2009Mrs. Coates - Teacher
Project Details
Materials Vendor Price # Total
DNA Model Kit Frey Scientific, Inc. $88.95 1 $88.95
Typical Plant Cell Model Frey Scientific, Inc. $77.50 1 $77.50
Economy Animal Cell Model Frey Scientific, Inc. $77.50 1 $77.50
Virus Foam Model Frey Scientific, Inc. $71.00 1 $71.00
The Atom, Model Frey Scientific, Inc. $75.00 1 $75.00
Vendor shipping charges $39.00
State sales tax $0.00
3rd party payment processing fee $5.85
Fulfillment labor & materials $9.00
Project cost excluding donation to support DonorsChoose.org $444.00
Optional donation to support DonorsChoose.org $97.46
Project cost including donation to support DonorsChoose.org $541.46
4 donors -$541.46
To go $0.00
Free/reduced lunch:
10%-39%
Teacher's funded projects:
4
Level:
Grades 6-8
Students reached:
210
Expiration:
Nov 04, 2009
Project ID:
283560
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