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Mr. Lewis from New York NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Animal Behavior Investigations in New York City

My students need model organisms-termites, drosophila, and pill bugs to investigate animal behavior.

  • $365 goal

This project expired on September 22, 2018.

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of learners representing many different walks of life. They are intrigued by new opportunities that help them explore their curiosities about how the world works.

My students are innately curious and have a strong desire to learn new things to ultimately make an impact on the world.

I am fortunate to work with budding scientists who work well collaboratively. My students are strong academically and deserve the opportunity to work towards carrying out authentic scientific investigations.

My Project

The overall goal of this project is to allow students the opportunity to design investigations where they demonstrate their understanding of the scientific process. The model organisms selected to carry out this investigation lend themselves to students learning about adaptations, observing unique behaviors, and developing more questions that could potentially lend themselves to further investigation. For example, choice chambers can be used to monitor how termites, pill bugs, and fruit flies respond under certain conditions. Biodiversity in plankton are a strong indicator of health in water systems. As such, we can compare and contrast some species found in local water ways under various acidic or basic conditions. Students will also be able to set various experimental conditions using household acids, bases, and other materials.

This culminating performance based investigation will engage students in the process of doing science, while giving consideration to student choice.

My students are generally more engaged when they are able to take ownership over their learning and this project will allow for that with appropriate supports.

Mr. Lewis
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 134 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Exploring Household Acids and Bases Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $70.42 1 $70.42
Replacement Carolina Choice Chamber Tunnel, Lid, and 4 Gates • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.17 10 $51.70
Ants, Living, Unit 100-200 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.75 1 $33.75
Choice Chamber, Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $31.45 1 $31.45
Termites, Workers, Living, Pack of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.95 1 $17.95
Pill Bugs/Sow Bugs, Living, Species Vary, Pack 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.87 1 $16.87
Aluminum Foil, Heavy Duty, 18 in x 25 ft • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.74 2 $15.48
Debris and Plankton Collection, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.27 1 $13.27

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