You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Ivester from Traverse City MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Science Structures

My students need DNA kit and biochemistry kit to understand different molecular structures of biochemicals and DNA. Using hands on tools to build models and reconstruct models allows students to gain a deeper understanding of these topics.

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The high school I teach at is in a small town in northern Michigan. The students are average high school students working to learn and grow in order to become productive members of the community. The students come from varied socioeconomic backgrounds and strive to succeed.

The high school has students in 9th through 12th grades and strives to provide a rigorous academic learning environment for all students.

The school has a wonderful fine arts program and great athletic programs to provide enrichment for students. There are opportunities for all students to excel in the areas that they enjoy.

My Project

Building models of biochemicals and DNA allows students to gain a deeper understanding of their biological structures. The DNA kit and biochemistry kit will allow students to work in small groups to build models of structures. Then students will be able to compare and contrast the structures they have built.

Through the process of building, breaking down, and rebuilding models and then discussing these structures students will gain a deeper understanding of the biochemicals used as organisms carry out life processes.

Using hands on models in science is vital to student engagement and growth.

These tools will help my students grow as scientists.

Mrs. Ivester
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Ivester is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Molymod Biochemistry Teacher Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $140.67 1 $140.67
Individual DNA and Molecular Model Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $27.76 4 $111.04
Mitosis Cell Division Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.75 1 $24.75
Meiosis Cell Division Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.75 1 $24.75

Materials cost

$301.21

Vendor shipping charges

$30.12

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.56

Total project goal

$430.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.41

5 Donors

-$311.50

Donations toward project cost

-$270.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

match offer

-$112.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Traverse City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1464318],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3512411,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-science-structures/3512411/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":475,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Ivester","authorIds":{"1464318":{"owner":"Mrs. Ivester","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3512411],"proposalHash":"-1122084794","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":266465,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjk1MTE4Mw==","MTQ2NDMxOA==","NTYyNzY3Ng==","NDMwMjczMQ==","NzQwMDU1","MjA0MDU0Mw=="],"teacherId":1464318,"schoolCounty":"Grand Traverse","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}