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Mr. Lankford from Greenville MS is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mussel Hustle: Mollusca and Annelida Dissection Kits for Zoology!

My students need mollusks dissection kits and Planet Earth to help them fully experience all that Zoology has to offer.

  • $188 goal

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My Students

Welcome to Mr. Lankford's Zoology class! This year, my students are excited to learn about the animal kingdom through hands on exploration and dissections! Sometimes it's gross and weird, but there is no better way to learn about animals than to check out what's going on inside.

My Zoology students are joyful and excited about practicing the very same observational techniques used around the world to drive scientific discovery in their own classroom!

Through hands on science we are exploring the world around us, and having lots of fun as we do!

My Project

By having mussel dissection kits, students will be able to get an up close look at the characteristics of the phylum Mollusca!

Dissecting mussels is a fun challenge for novice dissectors, and they provide an excellent means of honing dissection technique while learning the anatomy of some of earth's clammiest creatures!

In addition to the mussel kit, having Earthworms to dissect is an easy way to experience just how complex those creepy crawlies can actually be. Diverse dissection labs are the best way to a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the biodiversity of life on Earth!

(And a Planet Earth set, just to drive that last point home.) :)

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

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This project will reach 38 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mussel Dissection BioKit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $63.00 1 $63.00
Planet Earth (Six-Disc Special Edition) • Amazon Business $27.48 1 $27.48
Carolinas Perfect Solution Earthworms, Plain, Tube of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.97 3 $20.91

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