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  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. White
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Animal Kingdom Survey Kit

My students need an animal kingdom survey specimen set in order to help them understand our system of animal classification and practice using dichotomous keys.

My Students

Unbelievably, my biology students have a hard time naming the kingdoms and phylum of animals. When I learned that they did not know that a sponge was an animal, I realized that I needed to develop a unit on classification before I could teach evolution.

We are a Title 1 school in Salinas California that is very much an agricultural community.

We have a diverse socioeconomic population and a high number of emerging English speakers. We also serve a very affluent community and somehow we strive to meet the needs of all.

My Project

We will use the preserved specimens to identify animal kingdoms and phylum using a dichotomous key. It is important for our students to experience diversity in order to want to preserve it. Despite the fact that we live on the West Coast, I am appalled at their lack of experience with marine classification.

A quick survey of preserved specimens will allow us to practice classification while being frugal with our class time.

The students will use a dichotomous key to classify the animals into their kingdom and phylum. If they are arthropods, they can then put them into their class.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advanced Animal Survey Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $249.52 1 $249.52

Materials cost

$249.52

Vendor shipping charges

$24.95

State sales tax

$22.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$331.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.42

Total project goal

$389.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.46

5 Donors

-$185.91

Donations toward project cost

-$165.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.39

match offer

-$194.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by AT&T Foundation and 5 other donors.

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