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Ms. Prichard from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Medical Professionals Need Hands-on Skills

My students need yoga mats, fetal pigs, forceps, scalpels, weighing dishes, and demo sutures.

  • $440 goal

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My Students

My Biological Science students at WP High School elect to enroll in a rigorous course of study.

Students come from a diverse background, but most have attended WP, a preK-12th grade program, since they were in elementary school.

Many of my students are first generation citizens and want to build a better and brighter future for their families.

My students are enrolled in one of the following courses: AP Biology or Anatomy & Physiology. My students elect to be in these courses and at this school so that they can have the greatest chance of success in their futures.

My Project

It is difficult sometimes to get all the hands-on experiences students need to be successful in science classes due to a shortage of funds for consumable materials that need to be replaced. The greater difficulty for me is that I teach 3 different science courses, all having their own unique needs and equipment.

My amazing Anatomy & Physiology students need opportunities to understand the role of surgery in medicine by practicing suturing skills on both simulated bodies made of yoga mats and through a mock autopsy with a fetal pig to enhance their understanding of bodies.

Initially students will cut through simulated bodies made out of yoga mats and practice using the sutures to stitch cuts in the mat together. Students will then use the forceps and blades to dissect the pig and then find the mass of the organs in the pigs to simulate the process of a forensic autopsy.

Please consider helping students receive their first taste of the medical profession so that I can train the future nurses and physicians of tomorrow.

Ms. Prichard
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
Formalin Pig, 5 to 7 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.10 10 $171.00
Demo Sutures - Size 20 with 12 Circle Curved Cutting Needle 19 mm • Nasco $8.60 5 $43.00
Body Solid 3 mm Yoga Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 3 $35.97
Scalpel, Disposable, Nonsterile, No. 4 Plastic Handle with No. 22 Blade • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.71 10 $17.10
Dissecting Forceps, Economy, Plastic, 5 inches • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.21 10 $12.10
Weighing Dishes, Aluminum Foil, Disposable, 57 mm, Pack of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.95 1 $8.95

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