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Ms. Hambrick from S San Francisco CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Animal Investigations in the Science Classroom

My students need to experience living organisms. My students need an ocean aquarium and the tools to care for it. My students need science equipment to conduct experiments.

  • $2,492 goal

This project expired on February 10, 2016.

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My Students

I want my students to discover the joy, wonder, art, and beauty of science. I teach science by a hands-on, learn-by-doing practice. But working in an underfunded school makes it difficult. I want to enrich the experiences of my students to make their learning more memorable.

Our population is diverse, and minority groups comprise 96% of our school.

Though our school is underfunded, and has its challenges, my students have expressed a lot of gratitude for what they are learning in my classes. Their gratitude makes me want to work harder to give them the best education possible.

My Project

I teach biology and marine science. The materials I am requesting, relate to doing science; and more particularly, to interacting with and examining living organisms. The sea urchins will enable my students to truly understand sexual reproduction on a cellular level. They will be able to witness cell fertilization and growth. The aquarium will supply a rich habitat for year-long investigations. Last year, eight groups of ants flew to the International Space Station. By using the transparencies and foam board, my students will make their own ant colonies in a cross-curricular lab from Stanford University that develops math, engineering, and biological observation skills. The butterfly pavilion and the incubator are two more means for my students to investigate and collect data on living creatures. All of the materials I am requesting, have the same underlying purpose, which is to make learning fun, memorable, and to spark my students into becoming lifelong learners.

Though it's 2015, we do not have adequate supplies.

These materials will provide meaning, context, and increased interest in science, for my students. I love science, and want all of my students to understand science. I also want to inspire my students to pursue careers in science, and to see the possibilities available to them. These materials help me to provide inspiration.

Ms. Hambrick
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator Classroom Pack • Nasco $331.46 1 $331.46
APEC - Top Tier - Built in USA - Ultra Safe, Premium 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System (ROES-50) • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
Bottom Filter Aquarium Set 20 Gal. • Nasco $178.93 1 $178.93
BioQuest Inflatable Lungs Kit • Nasco $159.38 1 $159.38
Pacon Fome-Cor Foam Boards • $42.49 3 $127.47
Sea Urchin Embryology Live Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $113.35 1 $113.35
Apollo Copier Transparency Film Clear 8 1/2"(W) x 11"(H) 100/Box • $18.69 5 $93.45
High School Biology Curriculum Mastery Games • Nasco $84.96 1 $84.96
Elmer's All-Purpose Washable Glue Sticks 7g., 60/Pack • $27.19 3 $81.57
Physiographic Relief Globe • Carolina Biological Supply Company $76.18 1 $76.18
OvaScope Egg Scope • Nasco $63.71 1 $63.71
Kemtec Ocean Science Kit • Nasco $56.74 1 $56.74
Red Sea Seawater Refractometer • Amazon Business $49.96 1 $49.96
Biology Images and Ideas Posters • Nasco $46.75 1 $46.75
Arrow Plastic 00756 Beverage Dispenser, 3-Gallon • Amazon Business $13.11 3 $39.33
Butterfly Pavilion • Nasco $30.39 1 $30.39
25w Incandescent Lamp for Strip or Hood on 15 20gal. Tanks • Nasco $1.74 10 $17.40
Daily WarmUps Biology • Nasco $16.79 1 $16.79
Butterflies of the World Poster • Nasco $12.71 1 $12.71

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