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Dr. O'Dowd from Miami FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Brain Surgery!

Help me give my students BRAINS! Literally! Brains to dissect! I am aiming to have one brain dissection kit for each group of 6 students in my classes. We also need protective goggles during the dissection. Thank you!

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My Students

It's not rocket science but it is brain surgery!

My AP Psychology students are bright and deserving of a fantastic hands-on neurological experience.

I am proposing a dissection for my Psychology students so they can study the parts and functions of the brain. Many of my students aspire to have careers in the medical field and I would love to give them their first experience dissecting neuroanatomical structures.

It's one thing to talk about the structures and functions of the brain, it's quite another to squish them for yourself!

My Project

Help give my AP Psychology students BRAINS!

My students would greatly appreciate the experience of dissecting brains to learn about the structure and function of neuroanatomy.

Groups of 6 students will each have a brain of their very own to dissect during class. Not only will they learn about the structure and function of the different areas of the brain but students will also hone their fine motor skills with this hand-on activity. Maybe it's not rocket science but it is brain surgery!

My AP psychology students will be able to identify and describe areas of the brain include the cerebellum, pons, medulla, cranial nerves, hippocampus, frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes, as well as other gross neuroanatomy.

I am a firm believer that you don't truly understand something until you've have the opportunity to squish it! Please give my students the opportunity to have this once in a lifetime hands-on experience.

Dr. O'Dowd
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolinas Young Scientist Brain Dissection Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.30 40 $612.00
Safety Goggles, Small and Large, Assorted Colors, Value Pack of 20 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $67.81 2 $135.62
FedEx small parcel freight • Carolina Biological Supply Company $87.12 1 $87.12

Materials cost

$834.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$877.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$154.81

Total project goal

$1,032.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,032.07

1 Donor

-$1,032.07

Donations toward project cost

-$877.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$154.81

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$0.00

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