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Ms. Mark from Seattle WA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pig Dissections for Anatomy Students

My students need 17 preserved fetal pigs

  • $629 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Dissections are always memorable experiences for my science students, and they are a powerful tool especially in my physiology and anatomy class. Students can see the relationship between form and function by studying the anatomy of the fetal pig.

CSI High School serves a truly diverse student body, 60% of which receives free or reduced fee lunch.

My anatomy and physiology class attracts students with its hands-on curriculum and engaging subject matter. My students love learning about the human body and find the intricate details of its function fascinating.

My Project

Students will work in small lab groups to study the external anatomy of the pig and enforce their understanding of anatomical language (lateral, anterior, etc.). Students will dissect the pigs to study the different organ systems and observe how form relates to function. This is an important lab to prepare students for upcoming units on each of the major organ systems because they need to know how systems can interact in the body. For example, an understanding of the cardiovascular system requires understanding the anatomy of the heart, lungs, arteries, and veins, and also how these systems connect and work together.

For many of my lower socioeconomic status students (who comprise a disproportionately higher percentage in my anatomy class), a great hands on lab can spur greater investment in school.

We are born with a natural curiosity and desire to understand, and I think anatomy labs connect to students on that level. At the end of the year it is so fulfilling to see students who were previously not invested in school engaged as strong scientists.

Ms. Mark
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolinas Perfect Solution Preserved Pig, Double Color Injection, Pail, 13 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.65 17 $419.05

Materials cost

$419.05

Vendor shipping charges

$41.90

State sales tax

$36.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$533.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.22

Total project goal

$628.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$628.13

10 Donors

-$405.00

Donations toward project cost

-$344.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.75

match offer

-$223.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$189.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.47

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$0.00

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