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Mrs. Stegall from Gifford IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

CSI? Bones?

My students need the resources to apply biological concepts to forensic science. We'd like to have two forensic kits that allow students to solve a crime or identify found bones.

  • $353 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a rural community about 25 minutes from a large university. While some of our students come from farming families, many families own businesses, work for the university, or other work for local businesses. Many of our students are interested in developing technology that benefits our daily life, or just learning how things work.

Learning the characteristics of life and seeing "the unseen" is part of these students' interest in technology.

Students need to use technology to discover the building blocks of life. We have access to agricultural specimens in our community and this is the best place to start - these students like to learn how small components work together as a whole.

My Project

Students will engage with applied biological sciences through two investigations. The Carolina Biological forensic kits provide real-world scenarios while introducing future career ideas. Students learn how to apply classroom content and problem solving techniques to solve the mysteries.

Using Real-World scenarios engage students with relatable concepts and purpose along with some friendly competition.

These students want to know why they are learning about things they can't see, such as cells and DNA. Applying this content to the field of forensic science helps students make that connection. The goal is to have students consider other scientific fields of applied biological sciences.

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Owns These Bones? Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $148.50 1 $148.50
The Case of the Murdered Mayor Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $93.60 1 $93.60

Materials cost

$242.10

Vendor shipping charges

$24.21

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$299.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.93

Total project goal

$352.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.87

5 Donors

-$344.05

Donations toward project cost

-$299.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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