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Mrs. Savell from Fouke AR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Shark Tale

My students need the dissecting kits and dissecting materials to provide them with a hands on activity for learning about organ systems and classification of species.

  • $640 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What is more intriguing than a shark? Sharks have captured our attention for ages, and that's just what I hope to do with my students. I want the experience of dissecting sharks to help them to learn and remember the characteristics of organ systems and how species are classified.

My students are from a rural school district in Arkansas.

Around 60-70% are on free and reduced lunches. We have limited local attractions and resources. This is an excellent opportunity for them to have their very own "Shark Tale". Imagine the enjoyment they will get in retelling their own adventure of dissecting a shark, and what they found!

My Project

Students will see first hand the anatomy of the shark. They will be able to look at the different organs within the shark and compare them to our own organ systems. They will also be able to learn some of the sharks unique traits. This lab will also allow us to discover the various ways to classify species and how sharks fit into the classification system.

Research shows that hands-on and inquiry based activities make a huge impact on students learning and retention of material.

As a classroom teacher I know this to be true. Students are much more likely to recall information where they were engaged, involved, and took part in the learning of information than trying to remember information that was relayed or showed to them.

Mrs. Savell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shark Dissection BioKit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $156.75 1 $156.75
Dissecting Set, General Biology, Single Leatherette Case • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.67 16 $250.72
Safekeeper • Nasco $4.30 1 $4.30
Instructor s Dissecting Kit • Nasco $13.25 1 $13.25

Materials cost

$425.02

Vendor shipping charges

$42.51

State sales tax

$35.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$543.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.99

Total project goal

$639.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.96

4 Donors

-$319.10

Donations toward project cost

-$271.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.12

match offer

-$319.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$271.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

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$0.00

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