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  • $468 goal

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Mr. W.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Finding DNA in Your Mouth for ESL Biology Students

The cost of three Genes in a Bottle kits is $468, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach a Biology Class which has recent immigrant students who have arrived in this country in the last two or three years. The level of English is intermediate to advanced (ELD 3-6) at Galileo Academy. The standards are that students need to know the general functions of DNA, RNA, and protein. They need to know basic DNA technology and genetic engineering. Students also need to know the cell structures and functions, role of enzymes, and biochemistry. Every week our school has a lab block period for one hour and forty minutes. I use this period to do laboratory experiments with 35 English Language Learner Biology students. Generally, I teach 6 weeks of the cell, 4 weeks of biochemistry, and 8 weeks of genetics during the fall semester. In this proposal, I am requesting science materials to allow students to find DNA in their mouths. The materials include chemicals, test tubes, droppers, microscopic slides, gel electrophoresis, beakers, nutrient agar, bacteria, irradiated seeds, blood typing serums, disposable gloves, and dialysis tubings. English language learners tend to learn better with hands-on materials and see the results visually.

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Total project cost

$383.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.15

Total project goal

$467.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$467.50

2 Donors

-$445.94

Donations toward project cost

-$384.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.47

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$0.00

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This project will reach 100 students.

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