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Mr. Mustain from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy in AP Biology

Help me give my students access to books related to biology topics to help improve their science literacy.

  • $458 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low income/high poverty neighborhood, I believe all students should have equal access to materials regardless of their socioeconomic status. They have just as much curiosity and love of learning despite the economic challenges their families face each day. All they need is a chance to succeed.

Over 75% of my students are on free/reduced lunch, yet they come to class with smiles on their faces and an eagerness to learn something new each and every day.

It's my job to provide an enriched learning environment so that they have the opportunity to participate in hands-on science. All they need are a few generous donors that believe in the importance of education and science literacy along with a willingness to support their educational needs.

My Project

With these books I want to create a classroom library that will enhance science literacy in biology. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I'm sure with this collection of books each student will find something that interests them. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them gain a better understanding of the science of biology.

With these new books, my students will build their science literacy in biology by having a variety of books to choose from that delve into many interesting biological topics.

The best way to increase science literacy is to read more about science, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in their understanding of the natural world.

Mr. Mustain
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Diversity of Life: With a New Preface (Questions of Science) • Amazon Business $23.51 1 $23.51
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
Darwin's Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters - With a new Q&A with the author • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Does It Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence (Does It Fart Series) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Lab Girl • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.) • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
A Planet of Viruses: Second Edition • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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