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  • $942 goal

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Mrs. M.
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Modeling for Future Nurses

My students need 8 lab equipment kits designed to study the muscular and skeletal systems.

My Students

College science courses are nothing like high school. I do everything I can to instill a love of science in my students. I also do everything I can to prepare them for the next step of their lives. For many of my students, this means pursuing a career in the medical field.

I teach at a moderate poverty public high school in Northern Kentucky.

My human anatomy class is full of students who are planning a future in the medical field, namely nursing. They love science, and choose to take this difficult elective to prepare for the demanding courses they will be taking in college.

My Project

By teaching my students using models, I meet two important goals. First, they learn by seeing and touching, which is important for retention. Second, they learn the same way they will in college. Much of a college Anatomy course is using models to learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the body. With these models, I teach how to prepare for lab practicals, and then give them the opportunity to experience them for the first time. The lab that I have requested will allow me to teach about the interactions between the skeletal and muscular systems with a hands-on approach. The students will be able to watch how theses systems depend on each other. This lab activity will also show my students connections to physics and the human body.

I know that this investigation will add to my skeletal and muscular system units, and enhance student learning.

Having these models will also allow me to set up a more realistic lab practical setting, further preparing my students for the demanding college curriculum they have chosen. This lab will allow my aspiring nurses to visualize the body systems they are studying. Help me prepare them for college, and keep them interested in the medical field.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Investigating Interactions of Muscles & Bones Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $86.40 8 $691.20

Materials cost

$691.20

Vendor shipping charges

$69.12

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$800.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.30

Total project goal

$941.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$941.99

4 Donors

-$921.28

Donations toward project cost

-$783.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.59

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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