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Ms. D. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Modeling Natural Selection

Help me give my students materials to support meaningful hands-on activities and engagement.

  • $193 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school is a selective enrollment math and science academy located in a rough neighborhood, but my students travel from all over the city to come here. My students are 70% African American and 25% Hispanic, and over 69% of them are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. They are driven and motivated; they like to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts and to challenge themselves in every way possible.

My students are filled with curiosity and are always ready for the next challenge.

Their willingness to tackle a problem and try new things inspires me every day.

My Project

I am creating mini habitats for students to model natural selection. The astroturf is our substrate that the "birds" will feed upon using a variety of "beaks." This provides a lesson on natural selection that is concrete and fun with a little competition thrown in.

Help me build a classroom that emphasizes learning through modeling natural phenomena.

The habitats I am building coupled with the rich Biozone resources will serve to enrich the student experience and bring life sciences to life!

I have used the Biozone books for many years. These two new AP Biology books are designed explicitly to align with the redesigned curriculum.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PZG 1-inch Artificial Grass Patch w/ Drainage Holes & Rubber Backing | 4-Tone Realistic Synthetic Grass Mat | Heavy & Soft Pet Turf | Lead-Free Fake Grass for Dogs or Outdoor Decor | Size: 8' x 5' • Amazon Business $62.66 1 $62.66
BIOZONE: AP Biology 1, Student Edition Book • Carolina Biological Supply Company $31.45 1 $31.45
BIOZONE: AP Biology 2, Student Edition Book • Carolina Biological Supply Company $31.45 1 $31.45

Materials cost

$125.56

Vendor shipping charges

$6.29

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$163.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.89

Total project goal

$192.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$192.62

3 Donors

-$192.62

Donations toward project cost

-$163.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.89

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$0.00

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