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Ms. Neunie from Hallandale FL is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's in Our DNA

Help me give my students visuals that are meaningful and give life to what they are learning, and K’NEX Education – DNA Replication and Transcription Sets will allow my students to fully grasp the understanding of DNA base pairing.

  • $499 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My student population is a microcosm of everything beautiful and right in America. My students are special because they represent Haiti, Latin America, Central America, and Russia, just to name a few. Most of my students are bilingual, so English is a second language for them. Teaching and learning can be a challenge for both myself and them. Without reinforcement and differentiated instruction, many concepts get lost in translation.

We are a Title I school in the heart of Hallandale Beach, Florida.

100% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. The total minority enrollment is 94%, and 84% of students are economically disadvantaged.

Learning is the glue that fosters a cohesive environment. It does not matter where we are from, what language(s) we speak; the common goal is to learn, not only to learn but to enjoy and master the content. Our community at one point in time produced the lowest graduation rates in Broward county. Fortunately that statistic is slowly changing and the community continues evolve.

My Project

The DNA Kits will allow explicit, direct, and whole group instruction to take place in the classroom. Students build and learn about phosphate groups, deoxyribose and ribose sugars, hydrogen bonds, codons, nucleotides, DNA structure, transcription and mRNA production, and molecular basis of heredity. The pieces easily unsnap for replication and transcription activities.

The materials support two to three students working as a team, as well as individual learning.

The kits are also aligned to national and state standards.

The build models include: Parent DNA molecule, unwound; Parent DNA model as a flexible double helix; Parent DNA molecule, stand-mounted; Two parent/daughter DNA molecules, unwound; Two parent/daughter DNA molecules, stand-mounted; Large parent/daughter DNA molecule, flexible; and Two mRNA molecules transcribed from DNA molecule.

Ms. Neunie
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K’NEX Education – DNA Replication and Transcription Set – 525 Pieces – Ages 10+ Science Educational Toy • Amazon Business $47.60 5 $238.00
VVOVV Wall Decor Left & Right Brain Painting Picture Prints Inspirational Motivational Wall Art Framed Science Music Piano Nebula Starry Sky Poster Picture Canvas Artwork Office Wall Decor • Amazon Business $89.98 1 $89.98
Wallmonkeys FOT-72721433-30 WM174113 Periodic Table of Elements Peel and Stick Wall Decals (30 in W x 23 in H), Medium-Large • Amazon Business $40.36 1 $40.36
fabulous decor Never Give Up Wall Decal (Gold, Large) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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