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Ms. Mills from Halifax NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get to Dissecting These Pigs!

My students need pigs so they can perform a dissection and better understand the anatomy of the body!

  • $809 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2018.

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My Students

My students are eager college scholars who are always ready to engage into learning new science. As fifth graders, they are very visual , on-hand learners, that loves to participate in activities, experiments, and class demos. They simply learn best by actively practicing what they have been taught. As their science teacher, I always push to incorporate these learning tactics into my lesson plans to keep them interested, curious and to show them that it is more to science that meets the eye.

My Project

In dissecting an animal, students see, touch, and explore the various organs in the body. Seeing these organs and understanding how they work within a single animal allows students to understand how these systems work within many other animals, including themselves. While there are various aspects that may differ between humans and other animals, many of the organ systems in complex animals work in similar ways to those of humans.While it is true that many people, for many different reasons, oppose dissection in the classroom, and offer alternatives like models or online options, dissection is still a valued educational tool thanks to its hands-on nature. It is thought that if students see and feel these organ systems for themselves, they will take more out of the lesson than if the teacher just lectured or assigned readings about it. Also, some teachers express the hope that by learning about their own bodies through dissection, students will come to respect how their bodies work, and think about how they treat them and what they put into them.

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This project will reach 96 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolinas Perfect Solution Pig, 14 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.95 24 $550.80

Materials cost

$550.80

Vendor shipping charges

$55.08

State sales tax

$42.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$687.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.25

Total project goal

$808.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$808.35

1 Donor

-$808.35

Donations toward project cost

-$687.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.25

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$0.00

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