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Mrs. Blackwell from Springdale AR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SIMS:Are These Real Hearts and Eyes?

My students need 80 cow eyes and 80 sheep hearts in order to work in pairs during the dissection labs.

  • $549 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Are we going to dissect this year? This is one of the first questions my students ask me at the beginning of each year. Many of them have heard stories from my former students and can not wait to have the same experience. When I answer yes and we will dissect in May, there is always complaining.

I am a sixth grade teacher in a middle school in Arkansas with almost one thousand sixth and seventh graders and we are very diverse!

Our school population has 27% English language learners with Asian, Pacific Island, or Hispanic backgrounds. In addition, 10% of our students have special education needs, and we now have 52% our students eligible for free or reduced lunches. These students are eager to learn and deserve a rich educational experience with opportunities to explore new things. With the help of the donors associated with DonorChoose, I hope to be able to give my students some of these experiences.

My Project

According to the Arkansas frameworks that we are currently using, the students in sixth grade should dissect organs including eyes, hearts and the roots and stems of plants. The materials that I would like to purchase with your help will allow me to meet these standards. By dissecting these eyes and hearts, my sixth graders will be given an opportunity to study the structure of the heart and the eye. This will give them a better understanding of the function that each organ has in our body and how the structure helps the organ to carry out its function. On the day we carry out the dissections, my students feel like real scientists! They wear their aprons, goggles and gloves with pride and identify the structures in the organs with confidence. What a wonderful way for my students to experience science!

Research shows that all children need authentic and engaging learning experiences.

With tight economic times, it becomes necessary for teachers to look for outside funding to help with these types of projects. With the supplies that the donors involved with DonorChoose.org help provide, teachers are better able to give students a rich educational experience. I know that these labs help my children develop a better understanding of the heart and eye and great memories of sixth grade science.

Mrs. Blackwell
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 168 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHEEP HEART VAC PK/10 • Frey Scientific $26.06 8 $208.48
BEEF EYES PLAIN VAC PK/10 • Frey Scientific $18.77 8 $150.16

Materials cost

$358.64

Vendor shipping charges

$43.04

State sales tax

$29.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.35

Total project goal

$549.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$549.00

1 Donor

-$549.00

Donations toward project cost

-$466.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.35

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$0.00

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