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Ms. Peters from Las Vegas NV is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Investigating Natural Selection with Sea Monkeys

My students need the materials to complete an inquiry based activity to investigate environmental changes that might affect viability and change populations due to natural selection.

  • $440 goal

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My Students

My AP Biology students elect to enroll in an advanced science course for college credit as juniors or seniors. My students, most of whom will be first generation college students, are highly motivated for success! Enrollment in an AP science course is not required for graduation, but my students are motivated to go beyond the basic requirements in order to show their abilities and learn each day. My students want to be fully engaged in their learning and participate in hands-on activities.

My Project

This first lab in AP Biology helps students investigate Natural Selection based on the environmental conditions that can effect the viability of brine shrimp, commonly known as sea monkeys. The kit provides most of the needed materials for this activity that emphasizes scientific processes and statistical analysis.

Students will compare the salinity on viability of the brine shrimp and then design their own experiments to determine the effects of the environment on the population using the beakers for hatching populations.

This lab sets the pace and expectations for future lab activities in the AP Biology course so that students have the necessary skills and background knowledge for the remainder of the year.

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

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CYLINDER DOUBLE GRADUATED PYREX 100ML EA • Frey Scientific $22.04 4 $88.16
BEAKER GRIFFIN PYREX VISTA 50ML PK/12 • Frey Scientific $28.79 3 $86.37
CYLINDER DOUBLE GRADUATED PYREX 10ML EA • Frey Scientific $13.40 4 $53.60
Carolina Investigations for AP Biology: Natural Selection 8-Station Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $50.44 1 $50.44
Carolina Investigations for AP Biology: Natural Selection Digital Teachers Manual • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.35 1 $5.35

Materials cost

$283.92

Vendor shipping charges

$32.96

State sales tax

$22.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.90

Total project goal

$439.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.33

2 Donors

-$244.66

Donations toward project cost

-$207.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.70

match offer

-$194.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.20

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$0.00

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