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Ms. M. from Saint Louis MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Biology Without Dissection? Ridiculous!

My students need a class set of dissecting tools and a class set of 15 dissecting pans.

  • $487 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hello! We are an urban high school located in the great Show-Me state! We are located in a high need community, and serve about 600 inner city students at our school. This proposal is to benefit about 150 of those students, who are taking 10th grade biology.

Biology is crucial in our state, because it is the only high school science state tested subject. As such, students need to be especially prepared for the End Of Course, or EOC test. In order to do so, I want to get our students sets of dissecting materials. Dissection is a fun and hands-on way of learning the important factors of biology, and as of now our students have not had the chance to experience this fundamental lab component.

We would like to receive a new classroom set of dissection tools. In order to perform dissections, we have to have these tools, such as scalpels and scissors. In addition, we need to get dissection pans, so that the students can pin their specimens in them for the lab study. These materials will help students visualize important biology concepts, such as the anatomy of a frog, and help them be more prepared for their EOC test!

Because we are in a high need community, we need your help. We cannot purchase these items as a department, because there is not a budget at this time for such things. With your generosity, we can make our science program stronger, and enhance our students' education! Please consider donating to our project today!

Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dissecting Pan Aluminum with Vinyl Dissecting Pad 13 1 8 x 9 3 8 x 2 1 4 in • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.95 15 $209.25
Student Classroom Dissection Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $128.03 1 $128.03

Materials cost

$337.28

Vendor shipping charges

$33.73

State sales tax

$14.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$399.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.66

Total project goal

$487.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.00

13 Donors

-$476.02

Donations toward project cost

-$399.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.98

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$0.00

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