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Ms. McKinney from Pearland TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Solving Crime Through Insects and DNA!

My students need a Carolina BioKit to learn how insects, genetics and DNA can help solve crimes.

  • $706 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is the 2nd year my school is offering Forensic Science. My students are excited about the subject and they are intrigued with the material. With all the Crime shows on TV my students come to class with thoughts about how Forensics work. They get to explore the accurate side and the science side of criminal investigations.

My students come in and immerse themselves in Forensic Science.

They love completing and analyzing all the different aspects of the course, such as Entomology, Serology (DNA), Blood Spatter, Fingerprinting, Ballistics, Arson and etc... They love the opportunity of working in a lab to solve crimes. I have many students that have decided to pursue this area of science.

My Project

Students are intrigued with crime shows and how crimes are solved. My students enjoy to engage themselves in hand-on activities. I believe students gain a better understanding of the concept (Entomology, DNA and Genetics in criminal investigations) if they are able to actually immerse themselves in the lesson.

Students will use the Drosophila melanogaster kits to study life cycles of insects as well as traits that can be found in DNA that will be passed on to offspring.

Having these kits for my students will strongly reinforce organism life cycles and genetics. Forensic entomology is the study of insects in criminal investigation

These kits will address both entomology, DNA and genetics to help students understand how these tools are used in determine manner and cause of death at the scene of the crime.

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Ms. McKinney
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina BioKits: Drosophila 8-Station Kit (with perishables) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $127.80 4 $511.20

Materials cost

$511.20

Vendor shipping charges

$51.12

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$599.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.88

Total project goal

$705.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$705.87

8 Donors

-$487.24

Donations toward project cost

-$414.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.07

match offer

-$218.63

Match offer toward project cost

-$185.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.79

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$0.00

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