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Mrs. S. from Missoula MT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Life Science Learning

My students need live materials, such as brine shrimp eggs, plants, snails, and amoeba proteus, for studying biology and equipment, like goggles, to do so safely.

  • $1,210 goal

This project expired on March 1, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How can you be expected to understand life science by just reading a text book?

My students are so excited to learn about and DO science.

They are fascinated by life science concepts and excited to learn more. They are so disappointed though! We were able to order new workbooks, but not new live materials to study and the equipment to do it safely. They want and deserve to have hands-on experiences with living organisms in order to fully understand life science concepts.

My Project

We are in need of a variety of living materials to study and new safety equipment for lab investigations. From bacteria, to snails, to Venus fly traps, my students should have samples of living organisms from all kingdoms of life to study. With these organisms and lab supplies, including safety goggles and a first aid kit, we will be able to observe and study not only the structure & function of living organisms, but also how they are important to the Earth.

My students deserve to have the kind of science education they were expecting.

Please help them acquire an educational experience full of hands-on inquiry and observation that will allow them to be scientists!

Mrs. S.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nutrient Agar, Dehydrated Medium, 500 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $94.00 1 $94.00
CARNIVOROUS PLANT KIT EA • Frey Scientific $74.66 1 $74.66
Safety Goggles, Small and Large, Assorted Colors, Value Pack of 20 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.09 1 $60.09
ALGAE SURVEY SET + EA • Frey Scientific $57.15 1 $57.15
Deluxe OSHA-Compliant First Aid Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $54.48 1 $54.48
Carolina Pond Mystery Mix • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.69 5 $53.45
Safety Goggles, Large, Assorted Colors, Value Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $46.22 1 $46.22
BACTERIA PIGMENT,4/SET,TUBE EA • Frey Scientific $42.71 1 $42.71
FERN, TROPICAL PK/5 • Frey Scientific $37.89 1 $37.89
WOODLAND MOSS SET-3 TYPES + EA • Frey Scientific $37.31 1 $37.31
LIVE MATERIAL CHARGE • Frey Scientific $30.00 1 $30.00
Economy Polyethylene Lab Apron, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $29.31 1 $29.31
LMC, BRINE SHRIMP EGGS, 4 OZ EA • Frey Scientific $28.04 1 $28.04
PILL BUG, 25/PK EA • Frey Scientific $26.06 1 $26.06
SEED ASSORTMENT PK • Frey Scientific $25.16 1 $25.16
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ITEM • Frey Scientific $25.00 1 $25.00
CHEM ACID ALCOHOL HCL/ETHANOL LG 500ML • Frey Scientific $19.62 1 $19.62
GREEN HYDRA, 30/PK • Frey Scientific $15.39 1 $15.39
DAPHNIA,, PK/60 • Frey Scientific $15.26 1 $15.26
POND SNAILS, 12/PK EA • Frey Scientific $15.08 1 $15.08
MIXED PLANARIA, 30/PK • Frey Scientific $15.03 1 $15.03
ANTS 1 CARD • Frey Scientific $14.45 1 $14.45
PHYSARIUM POLY PL PLATE EA • Frey Scientific $14.09 1 $14.09
PLANT, ELODEA CANADENSIS PK/30 • Frey Scientific $13.59 1 $13.59
CHEM DILUTE LUGOLS SOLUTION LG 100ML • Frey Scientific $6.48 2 $12.96
EZPREP METHYLENE BLUE 1 PCT MAKES 100ML • Frey Scientific $4.86 2 $9.72
AMOEBA PROTEUS, 30/PK • Frey Scientific $9.63 1 $9.63
CHEM BROMOTHYMOL BLUE 0.04 PCT LG 100ML • Frey Scientific $4.59 2 $9.18

Materials cost

$885.53

Vendor shipping charges

$99.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,028.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$181.47

Total project goal

$1,209.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,209.80

7 Donors

-$1,180.39

Donations toward project cost

-$1,007.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$173.31

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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