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Ms. Ektefaei from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dissection Delight

My students need to dissect animals for their required exams; additionally real life dissection allows students to have an experience and makes science come to life.

  • $396 goal

This project expired on April 16, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in the South Bronx; the reality is that my students will never experience or do science if I don't make it happen in the classroom. So far, we have studied in the Botanical Gardens, taken a journey at museums and, with your help, will become real life surgeons.

All I have to say is that with middle school boys and girls you get an instant visual of who they are.

What you don't see is the struggles they go through just to get to school in the morning. My school does a lot with very limited resources. We are a Title 1 school, most of our students are living in poverty, but we still hold them to high levels of expectations. My students are determined, willing to overcome their challenges, and never give up. I believe that it is my duty to ensure that students have as many experiences as possible. Without help from donors like you, my students would never get to do what they do.

My Project

My students are surgeons in training; for the first time, they will experience the excitement of seeing a specimen in front of them. Students will be able to see how gills work instead of looking at a picture, many have never seen a starfish, and now they will see what the insides look like. For the first time, students will be interacting with items they never imagined seeing.

Your donation will make science a reality; for the first time students will be able to experience a dissection.

It is by far the most memorable thing my students do all year. They come back years later still talking about it.

Ms. Ektefaei
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frog Dissection BioKit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.39 2 $106.78
Onion Root Tip, l.s., 10 m Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.75 12 $57.00
Preserved Perch, Plain, Bulk Bag, 9-12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.13 10 $51.30
Scalpel, Replaceable Blade, No. 3 Plastic Handle, Uses Blades No. 10-15 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.71 12 $20.52
Test Tube Brush, Natural Bristles, 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.71 12 $20.52
Preserved Starfish, Plain, 1 Per Bag, 6-8 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.85 10 $18.50

Materials cost

$274.62

Vendor shipping charges

$27.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.33

Total project goal

$395.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.53

1 Donor

-$197.76

Donations toward project cost

-$168.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.66

match offer

-$197.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.66

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$0.00

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