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Ms. Lopez from Lake View Ter CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Introduction to Forensics

My students need loading dyes and gels to practice gel electrophoresis.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are super inquisitive and hardworking! They are either 9th graders taking Biology or 10th graders taking AP Biology. My school is located in a high-poverty, high-risk area of Southern California. Our student population is about 96% Hispanic/Latino and over 80% participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program. Despite the economic challenges that many of my students face, they are eager to learn and persevere. It is their dream to graduate from high school and be the first in their family to attend college.

My Project

My students are learning about genetics. As part of this unit, they will explore forensics. My students need loading dyes, microtube racks, micropipette tips, and re-usable practice gels. With this lab equipment, my students will practice loading colorful dyes into gels. This activity will prepare them for the real-life experience of loading, running gels, and analyzing the results. By performing these hands-on labs, students will learn how scientists use DNA technology to solve crimes and perform paternity tests.

My students will really benefit from the DNA technology lab supplies.

The knowledge my students gain through this authentic study of genetics will fully prepare them for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

Ms. Lopez
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 135 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Practice Pipetting Stations Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $42.30 1 $42.30
5 Pcs Tube Rack Double Panel Microcentrifuge PCR Centrifuge Tube Holder, 60-Well • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Introductory Gel Electrophoresis 8-Station Kit Dyes • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.00 1 $18.00
Micropipet Tips, Yellow, Non-Sterile, 1-200 L, Rack of 96 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.15 1 $12.15

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