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Dr. Luna from Jurupa Valley CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Electrophoresis for Real Biology

My students need a MiniOne™ Classroom Package of 10 to make real DNA gels for lab analysis.

  • $3,308 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2017.

This project expired on February 25, 2017.

My Students

I teach students from diverse backgrounds who work together to overcome academic and personal challenges. They come eager to learn about the world around them and their role as future change agents. My science classes are composed of 10th-12th-grade students who are part of a district with limited funds. They work hard and often support their parents by running household errands, working part-time, or babysitting younger siblings.

I want to provide them with a variety of learning experiences that shows the relevance of science in their daily lives.

For this reason, I am working to incorporate hands-on activities and labs that connect the arts, literacy, engineering, health, technology, math, and community. Students need to see the connection between these areas and the sciences (i.e. STEM) as they plan for future college and career choices.

My Project

I have known of DNA electrophoresis since my undergraduate studies but my school does not have access to such technology. I had the opportunity to see an economical and small scale electrophoresis system created by MiniOne with the option of a class set of 10 systems. With the new science standards NGSS, and STEM education, we (teachers) try to bring real applications of science in the classroom.

Our classroom needs gel electrophoresis chambers and materials required to actually run a gel with real DNA so students can have a hands-on and practical experience in their science class.

This will support our current education climate that seeks to prepare our students for 21st Century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers.

Dr. Luna
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MiniOne™ Classroom Package of 10 • MiniOne System $2,499.00 1 $2,499.00

Materials cost

$2,499.00

Vendor shipping charges

$15.88

State sales tax

$228.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$37.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,811.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$496.06

Total project goal

$3,307.07

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