My students need dissecting tools to help them investigate the structures and functions of organisms; a set of 20 tools and 14 cases in which to store them safely.
Students always wonder how living things work. Does structure really matter? In my classroom, students see how things work. Seeing is believing! Seeing and investigating is learning! That is what science is all about, getting students to ask questions, investigate, and learn! Fun!
My students are very diverse.
I have students ages 14 to 19, male, female, many different races, many different economical levels. Biology must be passed in order to graduate, and not all students come in with an interest in science. They become much more excited when they see how biology relates to them. They enjoy working together and exploring. Unfortunately, like many areas, we do not have lots of funding to help purchase supplies to do the exciting hands on explorations.
We will be investigating how organisms are related and how their structures make them function. We are working our way through the various classification taxonomies of organisms by starting with prokaryotic organisms, and then going to the various eukaryotic organisms. We compare and contrast how they are built and how they will function. We look at how those organisms will contribute to our ecosystem... the good and the bad. By utilizing dissecting tools, students can carefully take apart things like mushrooms (part of the Fungi kingdom) to see how their structures help them reproduce, offer protection for their species, and how they live. Before looking at them, students just thought they were great on pizza! By truly seeing organisms, they develop a greater appreciation for the structures and complexity of living things.
Your donation will help our students gain a greater appreciation for the complexity of living organisms and how they work.
You will help encourage their curiosity and allow them to have the tools to truly investigate. Building excitement like this helps them learn and build tools for their lives.
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|Student Classroom Dissection Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company||$148.50||1||$148.50|
|Molded Plastic Dissecting Case • Carolina Biological Supply Company||$3.42||14||$47.88|
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