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Mrs. Yauck from Watkinsville GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Biotechnology: How can a Gene Change the World?

My students need biotechnology supplies such as micropipets, light boxes for viewing DNA fragments, microscopes, water baths, spectrophotometers, and petri dishes.

  • $3,676 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I encourage my students to become passionate biologists.I want students to have a deep understanding of biotechnology by conducting experiments.Carl Sagan said, "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."

Students at my school come from a mixture of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Many display a desire to pursue careers related to biology, but often, they need more lab support in order to make those dreams a reality. Our school is relatively small and often struggles with balancing our needs in the science laboratory with the amount of funding available. We need to more laboratory resources so that our students are able to participate more effectively as global citizens which are and will be impacted by the effects of biotechnology.

My Project

Currently, students see a lot about biotechnology on the news, Internet, and social media from a variety of perspectives. Many fail to realize that biotechnology impacts many aspects of their lives. Since biotechnology, such as genetic engineering of food, modification of organizations, and analysis of DNA is a recent development in science that is continuing to change rapidly, my students need to have experiences where they understand how organisms are modified and analyzed in laboratory settings and evaluate the impacts of the lab experiments both ethically and environmentally. We will use the lab experiments to learn about the techniques and limitations of biotechnology and explore the potential impacts that biotechnology has on their everyday lives and the lives of citizens around the globe.

Laboratory activities capture the imagination and creativity of students while helping them build critical thinking skills.

My project involving biotechnology will help them improve their understanding of its principles and the impacts it has on their lives. I hope that students will leave the classroom with a deeper appreciation of the technology, and a better grasp of the ways in which it impacts the world.

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Mrs. Yauck
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LABOMED CxL Advanced Monocular Microscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $467.10 1 $467.10
Carolina Digital Spectrophotometer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $895.50 1 $895.50
Carolina Water Bath, 110 V-unit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $449.95 1 $449.95
Labpette Digital Micropipets, Blue Tip, 100-1,000 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $247.50 1 $247.50
Labpette Digital Micropipets, Yellow Tip, 20-200 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $247.50 1 $247.50
Carolina LED Light Box • Carolina Biological Supply Company $170.10 1 $170.10
Petri Dishes, Polystyrene, Disposable, Sterile, 60 x 15 mm, Case of 500 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $112.36 1 $112.36
Micropipet Tips, Blue, Nonsterile, 100-1,000 uL, Rack 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.15 1 $12.15
Micropipet Tips, Yellow, Non-Sterile, 1-200 L, Rack of 96 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.25 1 $11.25

Materials cost

$2,613.41

Vendor shipping charges

$261.34

State sales tax

$180.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$39.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,124.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$551.34

Total project goal

$3,675.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,675.62

1 Donor

-$3,675.62

Donations toward project cost

-$3,124.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$551.34

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