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Mr. Kietlinski from Austin TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Funding Futures In Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

My students need supplies for our new biotechnology/ bioscience class that will be offered in Fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019.

  • $753 goal

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My Students

Our students are excited about learning and come to class and club each day with determination and ambition. Each one of our students is special and come from diverse backgrounds. In our science classrooms, we teach critical thinking skills and language skills together, through the construction of interactive lab reports that utilize graphics, online simulations, and hands-on experiences. Additionally, we are unique in that we provide a high number of AP and dual credit programs. Thank you for your support.

My Project

Our school's science club participated in the Austin Regional Science Fair this past February for the first time with many molecular biology and biochemistry projects winning metals. We are thrilled that one of our members will be participating in the state fair this month in molecular biology. Many of our students stayed after school for months working on projects. Our school is allowing our students, and new students, to continue this work by offering a dedicated science class focusing on biotechnology, bioscience, molecular biology, and microbiology. The class is project based where students solve a difficult biological question by collecting samples, extracting DNA, preforming various techniques demonstrated in the class (PCR, CRISPR, Gram staining, micro technique, DNA sequencing, SDS page, etc) and presenting findings at events through multiple stages of the class leading up to the Austin Regional Science Fair. We are currently working with local institutions of higher learning to have the class award college credit to high school students.

We are seeking support for supplies in setting up the biotechnology/ bioscience class.

One of the main items needed is a class set of micropipettes and tips. We have found that the fixed volume micropipettes work well and do not require expensive calibration. Furthermore they only require one type of tip for use. We additionally found a number of them on sale and are requesting only what we need to make a full class set. We are also requesting several chemicals used in buffers (boric acid, tris, EDTA). We intent to train students on how to make up solutions on their own rather than purchase premixed solutions. Furthermore we are requesting tubes and tube racks for the storage of DNA samples. Finally we are requesting a lab vacuum aspirator used for pumping down liquids and protective gloves.

Mr. Kietlinski
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nitrile Disposable Gloves, Large, Case of 1,000 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $146.70 1 $146.70
Heathrow Scientific HS29022G 4 Way Tube Rack, Polypropylene, Assorted Colors, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $45.15 1 $45.15
Bel-Art Vacuum Aspirator Polyethylene Pump with Quick Disconnect Hose Fitting (F32947-0000) • Amazon Business $14.78 3 $44.34
Edvotek 586 Fixed Volume MiniPipet, 10 microliter Volume • Amazon Business $22.00 2 $44.00
Heathrow Scientific HD23461A 5 Piece Polypropylene 96-Well PCR Rack Assorted Colors Set • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Edvotek 636-B Micropipet Tip 1 - 200 microliter Volume Yellow (Bag of 1000) • Amazon Business $17.79 2 $35.58
Tris (Hydroxymethyl) Aminomethane, Laboratory Grade, 250 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $32.94 1 $32.94
AMRESCO 0118-500G Guanidine Hydrochloride, 500 g • Amazon Business $29.38 1 $29.38
Edvotek 585 Fixed Volume MiniPipet, 5 microliter Volume • Amazon Business $13.16 2 $26.32
Edvotek 588-3 Fixed Volume MiniPipet, 100 microliter Volume • Amazon Business $26.22 1 $26.22
Edvotek 588-4 Fixed Volume MiniPipet, 200 microliter Volume • Amazon Business $7.96 3 $23.88
Edvotek 587 Fixed Volume MiniPipet, 25 microliter Volume • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Bio Plas 0061 Assorted Polypropylene Microcentrifuge PCR Tube Rack, 80-Well, Pack of Five • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Disodium Salt, Dihydrate, Reagent grade, 100 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.12 1 $19.12
Edvotek 587-2 Fixed Volume MiniPipet, 35 microliter Volume • Amazon Business $9.40 2 $18.80
Boric Acid, Laboratory Grade, 500 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.85 1 $9.85

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