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Mrs. Handest
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

AP Biology

My students need technology, lab equipment and science kits to conduct 21st century inquiry based labs.

My Students

Staying on the cutting edge of science is expensive. With more educational opportunities for students today, they are expected to know more and more when leaving high school. AP courses are a way to make students more competitive. Labs are a necessity in an AP Biology classroom.

My school is located in North Carolina.

We are on the outskirts of a very large school district. The school is relatively new so the science department is still building a base of equipment and supplies. The students here are extremely motivated and bright. They are college bound and want to be competitive in the acceptance race today.

My Project

Science is overwhelming and daunting for many people. Many of the topics in AP Biology are microscopic and abstract. The only way to create concrete learning environments for the students is to incorporate hands-on laboratory investigations. Supplies are needed for this task. There are two groups of materials I am requesting. One set is AP Biology specific lab materials and kits. These will make it possible for my students to complete 10 of the 13 AP Biology College Board Labs. These labs are required and are referenced in the AP Biology test. The lab materials, such as balances and electrophoresis chambers make the labs run more smoothly in a large class and gives students a chance to use those tools. The second set of materials is technology based. The iPad minis will allow students to communicate data, post photos and videos and use multimedia to publish their science findings. These skills are very hard to achieve with only one desktop computer in the classroom.

To become productive members of society in our ever changing global space, do not need to know the function of cell communication.

They do, however, need interpersonal communication skills, technology skills and problem solving skills. With these materials, I can give them practice in all of these areas so they can contribute to society and live happy, productive lives.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COMPREHENSIVE BIOTECH LAB SYSTEM • Frey Scientific $1,169.96 1 $1,169.96
WATER BATH POLY PRO SINGLE • Frey Scientific $440.96 1 $440.96
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $329.99 10 $3,299.90
Transformation 8-Station Kit for AP (w/coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $147.20 2 $294.40
Enzyme Activity Materials Kit for AP Biology • Carolina Biological Supply Company $91.15 1 $91.15
Restriction Enzyme Cleavage of DNA 8-Station Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $86.40 2 $172.80
Cell Division Materials Kit, AP Bio (coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $128.20 1 $128.20
Axiom - protective cover for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $12.71 10 $127.10
AP BIO LAB 5 8-STN LAB • Frey Scientific $125.96 1 $125.96
OWL PELLETS REPLACEMENTS PACK OF 15 • Frey Scientific $40.46 3 $121.38
SCALE, POCKET 250G • Frey Scientific $60.30 4 $241.20
Diffusion & Osmosis Materials Kit, AP Bio (coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $104.45 1 $104.45
Natural Selection 8-Station Kit for AP Biology • Carolina Biological Supply Company $46.50 2 $93.00
Apple TV • $89.10 1 $89.10
AP BIO LAB 2 8-STN LAB • Frey Scientific $71.96 1 $71.96
AGAROSE 20G • Frey Scientific $31.46 2 $62.92
Population Genetics & Evolution 1-Station Kit, AP • Carolina Biological Supply Company $61.70 1 $61.70
Cell Respiration 8-Station Refill Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $44.60 1 $44.60
AP Bio Lab 11: Animal Behav, Choice Chamber, Pk 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.55 1 $26.55
BUFFER TBE 5X RG 500ML • Frey Scientific $10.49 2 $20.98

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