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Ms. Chen from Houston TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Electrophoresis: The Real Deal!

My students need an electrophoresis kit and lab station for a CollegeBoard recommended AP Biology lab on electrophoresis.

  • $1,266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

AP Biology is one of the hardest classes students take in high school.

My AP Biology students are the top students at school.

They have voluntarily chosen to take this rigorous class for a variety of reasons. Some are interested in gaining college credit while others are looking for more experience in hands-on labs.

My Project

The new AP Biology curriculum is inquiry-based and student-driven. The labs especially have been redesigned to include the most up-to-date science practices and techniques. One of the major labs is on restriction enzymes and electrophoresis. In this lab, students are given a mock crime scene and asked to analyze various DNA samples using electrophoresis and mathematical models in order to solve the crime. With this DNA electrophoresis class kit and lab station, my students will be doing college-level work!

When budgeting in high poverty schools, biotechnology equipment is often low priority due to its cost.

A generous donation to this project will help my students have access to the same equipment and lab activities as their more affluent counterparts.

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Ms. Chen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Restriction Analysis and Electrophoresis Class Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $296.35 1 $296.35
ELECTROPHORESIS LAB STATION II • Frey Scientific, Inc. $629.96 1 $629.96

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