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  • $778 goal

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Mrs. C.
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Sherlock Bones Teaches the Skeletal System and Inquiry Skills

The cost of two Sherlock Bones Jr. Lab Activities is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

I presently teach seventh grade Life Science at the middle school level. My students will soon be learning about the human body systems. I desperately want them to take away as much as they can from this unit because all the concepts discussed will benefit them throughout their lives. Also, I'm constantly looking for ways to make learning fun (isn't everyone?). For these two reasons, I would really like to be able to teach them the skeletal system using a forensic science kit developed by Ward's called "Sherlock Bones, Jr. Lab Activity." I used this kit at the South Carolina Science Council Conference recently and was very impressed with its interactive and cooperative learning design. When using this kit, groups of students will be lead through the techniques used by forensic anthropologists to determine the approximate age, race, height, and sex of 8,000 year-old remains of a youth found at an archeological dig. The techniques used include assessing and measuring specific skeletal traits of a juvenile skull, pelvis, humerus, and femur. This lab activity will not only benefit them in science, but also help reinforce their measuring skills and problem solving skills. Also, this kit can be used over year after year with little or no replenishment or extra costs. Thank you in advance to all who consider my request. My students and I will benefit from this wonderful laboratory activity, since we all share the love of forensic science these days. Also, my students will be able to take this experience and use it the rest of their lives and possibly decide to become scientists!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sherlock Bones Jr. Lab Activity • Ward's Natural Science $275.00 2 $550.00

Materials cost

$550.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$637.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.95

Total project goal

$777.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$777.50

2 Donors

-$734.31

Donations toward project cost

-$638.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.35

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$0.00

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This project will reach 120 students.

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