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Mr. Ehlers from Huntington Beach CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

DNA Forensics

My students need gel boxes to complete DNA Fingerprinting forensics labs.

  • $1,984 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am lucky enough to teach Accelerated Biology and AP Biology to a wonderful group of high school students. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to get equipment into their hands that will maximize their experience to fulfill their potential.

The students in my class are mature, responsible, motivated, and display an intrinsic excitement for learning that I want to be able to nourish.

I want to optimize their experience and help create the foundation to support their future success.

My Project

My students need to become more adept at using biotechnology to meet the NGSS learning standards. These Gel Electrophoresis supplies will allow them to run DNA samples to simulate forensic investigations and better understand the physical properties of DNA as well as separation techniques.

My goal is to make science come to life to promote college and career readiness while achieving the Next Generation Science Standards.

These specific gel boxes will allow more students to participate directly in the lab activity because a single box can run multiple gels. This increase of hands-on activity will also increase student engagement.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Gel Electrophoresis Chamber Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $274.50 5 $1,372.50

Materials cost

$1,372.50

Vendor shipping charges

$137.25

State sales tax

$125.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,685.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$297.52

Total project goal

$1,983.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,983.44

2 Donors

-$1,953.44

Donations toward project cost

-$1,660.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$293.02

match offer

-$30.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

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$0.00

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