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Mrs. Gaul from Long Island City NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ratty Body Systems

My students need rats to dissect so they can observe body systems similar to theirs.

  • $328 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students in Queens, New York are all recent immigrants representing more than 40 countries. We are rich in diversity and life experiences. Some of our students come from rural backgrounds and others come from large cities. We come together not as an institution, but a community.

Students share the dream of obtaining an education that will lead not only to a better life for themselves, but for their respective families.

Our students are survivors who have already succeeded in adjusting to their new lives in the U.S. Their tenacity and optimism is admirable and contagious and motivates staff to work hard to help students to realize their educational goals. It is a school where students and staff feel welcomed, safe, and recognized as valued members of a community.

My Project

We have recently begun a unit on body systems. Students are excited to be learning about how their own bodies are organized as well as how they function. We have been making use of many online simulations, readings, pictures, models, and diagrams, but nothing compares to actually observing mammalian body systems in person. Students will be able to dissect the rats and observe not only organs that are very similar to humans' but also (since I am requesting double-injected rats) the circulatory system in detail. By dissecting rats, students will be able to see how the body systems are arranged spatially and work together to sustain life in a way that they cannot with just pictures.

Mrs. Gaul
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolinas Perfect Solution Rat, 7 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.37 18 $222.66

Materials cost

$222.66

Vendor shipping charges

$22.27

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$278.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.11

Total project goal

$327.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$327.38

1 Donor

-$327.38

Donations toward project cost

-$278.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.11

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$0.00

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