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Ms. Elder from Indianapolis IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shelves - The Home of Our Maniken Babies

My students need a shelf to organize and store their Maniken children.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard-working students, all who have a passion for the medical field and the human body. They have completed the first course in the Biomedical Sciences pathway and are now starting the second course, Human Body Systems. This course is very hands-on and project-based, which will be challenging for them, but also rewarding.

Many of my students also attend IUPUI classes and are college and career-driven.

Our school is located in downtown Indianapolis and is full of history. If you ever get a chance, take some time to watch the PBS documentary made about Crispus Attucks, detailing its history and all the challenges that this school conquered to provide quality education to members of all races and ethnicities.

My Project

Our classroom is very small. Half of the room is set up with tables that are used during our "lecture" times and the other half is our blacktop tables that we use for our actual labs. In this class, we use something called Manikens, which are miniature human bodies, about 2 feet tall. We build muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, and complete body systems on these Manikens.

Our Manikens need a safe place to call home that keeps them off our tables and organized.

An office shelf is the perfect thing for it. There are four sections of HBS, each class consisting of approximately 12 Manikens, resulting in 48 Manikens total. This starts to take up a lot of space and becomes disorganized, especially when each Maniken rests on a 4in x 4in base and stands 2 feet tall.

Once my students start building more complex body systems on their Maniken child, their hard work needs to be preserved and protected. This shelf will ensure that each student has a safe place to store and display their hard work.

Ms. Elder
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Alera Industrial Wire Shelving Starter Set, 48Wx18"D, Black • Staples Advantage $195.19 1 $195.19

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