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Mrs. McNair from Marietta GA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pool Noodle Chromosomes!

My students need swim noodles, tape, and tubes to build models of chromosomes that will facilitate their learning of inheritance and genetics.

  • $397 goal

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My Students

My students are very motivated to learn, but I have a large group of mixed ability students. The students are diverse in ability, background, culture, and experiences. To better serve all of my students, I try to create an atmosphere that reflects cooperative learning. To do this I find activities and labs that encourages all of my students to participate and take an active role in their group, which facilitates an engaging learning environment for everyone. Active learning creates stronger students and better outcomes in the classroom.

My Project

These supplies will allow my students to model the concepts of genetics and inheritance through the processes of mitosis, meiosis, and crossing over.

The pool noodles are life-sized chromosomes that will allow students to gain a deeper understanding of a concept that is otherwise only visible in books and with special lab equipment.

The tape will represent different heritable characteristics, allowing students to recognize patterns of dominant or recessive traits, and the bath letters will allow them to recognize these alleles.

Hands-on models that the students have to build will deepen the understanding of these concepts for all of my students.

Mrs. McNair
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SwimWays Standard Swim Noodles, 35 Pack • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
Source One Deluxe Clear Acrylic Tube 1 inches Thick (36 inch, 1 inch Wide) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Non Toxic 44 Piece Set of Foam Bath Letters and Numbers With Shapes Included - Educational Toys And Bath Toys With Bath Toy Organizer Included For Tidy Storage • Amazon Business $14.97 2 $29.94
Professional Premium Grade Gaffers Tape - Heavy Duty Gaff Tape - Secures Cables, Labelling, No Sticky Residue, Multipurpose, 5 Pack UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent, 1 Inch x 20 Yards, Multicolor • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -12 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: Black red orange white green yellow pink blue brown maroon yr • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95

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