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Mrs. Frey from Pierce City MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Busting Myths and Solving Crimes, One Experiment at a Time

My students need a variety of chemicals and lab ware to perform introductory experiments in biology.

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand."

-Confucius

My students are natural inquirers about their world. They have bright, curious minds, and they love to learn. Science is the perfect subject in which they can nourish their curiosities and explore answers to their questions. This is best accomplished by teaching in an interactive manner, but can be difficult when supplies are limited.

My school is located in an extremely rural, high poverty community. The closest city and university is approximately one hour away. Most of my students are from low-income families, several of which qualify for free or reduced lunch. Due to financial limitations, the school has restricted funding that may be provided for teachers to enhance their lessons. In order to bring science to life and engage students' minds, it is imperative that we acquire the necessary supplies to make their learning as hands-on as possible.

In today's globalized economy, science offers opportunity to those who pursue it, and opening those doors to my students could expand their lives beyond this small town, or even bring innovation back to it.

My Project

To begin their year in biology, students are introduced to the fundamentals of life. First, students learn about the scientific method in order to gain an understanding of how biologists conduct fair experiments. This will pave the way for future experimenting in class. S

Students will design and conduct their own experiment to test the age-old myth regarding the 5-second rule.

Is the food really safe? Then, students will be introduced to the chemistry of life. What macro molecules are the building blocks that make life processes possible? Students will be given "evidence samples" taken from a crime scene in order to determine the murderer. They will apply their knowledge of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates to solve the case!

Mrs. Frey
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Beakers, Standard Grade 1000 mL, Pack of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $43.33 1 $43.33
Nutrient Agar, Prepared Media Bottle, 500 mL, Plastic Bottle • Carolina Biological Supply Company $21.55 2 $43.10
Petri Dishes, Polystyrene, Disposable, Sterile, 100 x 10 mm, Pack of 30 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.43 3 $34.29
Sudan III, Fat Stain, Herxheimer, Laboratory Grade, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.37 1 $26.37
Benedicts Solution, Qualitative, Laboratory Grade, 3.8 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.81 1 $22.81
Applicators, Cotton-Tipped, Sterile, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.45 1 $22.45
Dextrose, Anhydrous, Granular, Reagent Grade, 1 kg • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.75 1 $15.75
Biuret Reagent, Laboratory Grade, 1 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.83 1 $11.83
Microchemistry Pipets, Micro-Tip, Overall Length 5 3/4 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.62 1 $10.62

Materials cost

$230.55

Vendor shipping charges

$23.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.66

Total project goal

$337.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.73

2 Donors

-$337.73

Donations toward project cost

-$287.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.66

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$0.00

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