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Ms. Jackson from Santa Ana CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Studying the Science of Life Come Alive!

My students need cellular and body systems models for various types of cells and organisms.

  • $1,353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure."-Herbert Hoover. I want my students to explore science with their own hands, to experience the adventure of inquiry and investigation, and to extend frontiers of engineering and medicine.

My students are mainly freshmen and almost exclusively from traditionally under-served populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged families.

Quite a few are English Learners. They are doing everything 'first.' Many of their parents do not speak English and have little formal education. Many of these children have substantial family responsibilities on top of being the first in their families to be heading toward a high school diploma or college degree. They lack confidence and are extremely grateful when educators invest time and attention in them - they need to know we believe in them! They don't yet know the options available, and are just waiting to be inspired to become our world's next innovators and intellectual pioneers. At our high school, we strive to support and challenge students to achieve everything they are capable of, encouraging them to push previous limits and celebrating their achievements. I want to use my classroom to reveal the possibilities science provides.

My Project

Abstract concepts and invisible phenomena are particularly difficult for children to learn. Physical models of animal and plant cells can bring the foreign world of cellular Biology to life for my students, giving them a chance to see and touch something that makes all the components that work together to keep a cell or organism 'alive' feel real, organized, and finally make sense! Amphibian and fish anatomical models will allow students to see how body systems work in living organisms. Seeing the intricacy of these systems will enhance their appreciation for biological systems and their excitement to study the field while simultaneously making their studies easier and more manageable, giving them confidence in their abilities as students of science and encouraging them to continue their studies throughout high school and beyond.

Donations will enhance the "wow" factor in my classroom and lessen student confusion/frustration.

Students will see how concepts work instead of just accepting information. Making learning science interesting, fun, and manageable will encourage students to continue in the science and engineering fields and inspire innovation and scientific ways of thinking in all areas of their lives. For these students in particular, being inspired to stay in school may help them escape the cycle of poverty.

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Ms. Jackson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 170 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MODEL ANIMAL CELL 2-PART • Frey Scientific $308.07 1 $308.07
MODEL PLANT CELL 2-PART • Frey Scientific $308.07 1 $308.07
MODEL TORSO MINI 12-PART • Frey Scientific $191.70 1 $191.70
PERCH MODEL • Frey Scientific $76.46 1 $76.46
MODEL 4D VISION FROG ANATOMY • Frey Scientific $28.80 1 $28.80

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