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Mr. Pinson from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Tech DNA Electrophoresis Kit for Forensic Investigation

My students need a hands-on DNA Electrophoresis classroom kit to learn how to process and use DNA evidence in an investigation.

  • $384 goal

This project expired on June 14, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Whodunit? This is the central question behind everything that we do in Forensic Science. Forensics is a very hands-on, lab-based class requiring specialized equipment and supplies for student investigation. Students analyze famous cases and learn how to collect and use evidence in investigations.

My school is an urban neighborhood school located within one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the United States.

My students come from a wide range of ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. We have a large immigrant and refugee population, and many students speak English as a 2nd, 3rd, or even 5th language. My students are very passionate and dedicated to their education, but lack many basic resources and supplies.

My Project

DNA evidence is probably the highest profile, most effective form of evidence available to investigators today. With this DNA Electrophoresis hands-on classroom kit, students will perform authentic DNA processing techniques in order to create DNA "fingerprints" of several suspects in order to solve a simulated case. Students will learn how to perform DNA Electrophoresis, and to analyze banding patterns in order to match a suspect's DNA to DNA found at a crime scene.

Forensics is a fun and engaging class when students are able to perform authentic crime-lab techniques, but these require specialized equipment and supplies.

Imagine trying to do this when your school has no budget for science! Your donations will help keep the class hands-on and allow my students to practice real-world forensic analysis techniques. This will help prepare them for possible careers in criminal justice and to show them how science can be applied to their lives.

Mr. Pinson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $265.50 1 $265.50

Materials cost

$265.50

Vendor shipping charges

$26.55

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$326.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.53

Total project goal

$383.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.56

3 Donors

-$358.56

Donations toward project cost

-$304.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.78

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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