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Mr. Rott from Tualatin OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Genetic Modification in the Classroom

Help me give my students an opportunity to experience genetic modification in the classroom!

  • $507 goal

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My Students

My students are a mix of freshmen, sophomores and juniors in Biology and IB Biology classes. Students at my school come from a diverse background and academic levels and interests. Our school has a strong sense of community which extends to the local community; biology students can often be found volunteering in the local community in a variety of service and science focused activities.

My students and I love hands-on learning as it provides opportunities to apply their learning and examine topics in detail.

We try to spend as much of our class time as possible investigating topics in details through labs, simulations, or investigations. My students also love the marine ecosystems in my classroom, particularly Nemo and Dori.

My Project

Genetic modification is the forefront of science, technology, and biology. As techniques become more and more advanced students may eventually live in a world where genetic modification is normal rather than a futuristic science fiction technique.

To understand the unknown, it is better to have experience to make the topic known.

My project will provide students the opportunity to learn how genetic engineering can work, for good, by allowing students to take an extracted gene from a marine glowing bacteria, and inserting that gene into another bacteria in order for it to glow. Although this is a common procedure in university laboratories, providing students this opportunity at the high school level will allow them to better understand the process, build their scientific skills, and make the unknown better known.

Mr. Rott
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Glow-in-the-Dark Transformation 8-Station Student Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $119.70 3 $359.10

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