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Mrs. Villicano from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Antibiotics and Brains: Medical Detectives at Work!

Help me give my students sheep brains and antibiotic lab equipment needed for medical inquiry labs.

  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"What are we doing today?" My students are always excited about hands-on labs and activities in Science class. This year we have fully implemented the Next Generation Science Standards, and students are always excited to do the engineering design labs, science activities, and online interactive activities we have incorporated.

My students are proud to be Wildcats!

They attend junior high school in California, where we strive to provide them the best education. Our school has the highest academic ranking in our county for Language Arts and Math, and there is a strong sense of family and community involvement.

My Project

These materials will assist my students in learning about antibiotics and their role in the lives of humans. Students will cultivate bacteria safely on a petri dish and then use the antibiotic discs to determine which will be the most effective in fighting the bacteria.

Students will learn about the nervous system by studying and labeling the regions of the sheep brain.

This will be followed by dissection of the "normal" brain. Students will have to determine what has caused a list of symptoms to occur in a patient, followed by dissection of a sheep brain with a tumor or stroke simulation.

Mrs. Villicano
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHEEP BRAIN PURE SOLN VP 1 • Ward's Science $14.99 8 $119.92
PURE SHEEP BRAIN W TMR STROKE SET 5 • Ward's Science $84.96 1 $84.96
APPLICATOR SWABS STERILE PK100 • Ward's Science $33.11 1 $33.11
TUBE MICROCENTRIFUGE 1.5ML PP PK500 • Ward's Science $22.06 1 $22.06
TRYPTIC SOY BROTH PKG 12 TUBES • Ward's Science $21.25 1 $21.25
GLOVES NITRILE SM POWDER FREE BX100 • Ward's Science $16.96 1 $16.96
LIVE ESCHERICHIA COLI B CULTURE GRAM - • Ward's Science $9.90 1 $9.90
BLANK STERILE SET 50 DISCS. • Ward's Science $9.78 1 $9.78
TETRACYCLINE 30MCG 50 DISCS. • Ward's Science $9.56 1 $9.56
AMPICILLIN DISCS 10MCG 50 DISCS. • Ward's Science $9.56 1 $9.56
ERYTHROMYCIN 15MCG 50 DISCS. • Ward's Science $9.56 1 $9.56

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