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Mr. Locke from Manhattan Beach CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 250 preserved perch for their comparative anatomy exploration.

  • $734 goal

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My Students

Do you remember science class? If you're not a science person, you probably at least remember dissection! This hands-on experience is profound and unique. Help me give that experience to my students.

My students are 7th graders, attending a Public Middle School in California.

They are inquisitive and eager learners. In Middle School it is especially important to grab a student's interest when they are so easily distracted by the changes going on in their lives. They thrive when making meaning through the use of hands-on, real life activities.

My Project

Students need to learn from first-hand experience. A trip to the Eiffel tower is vastly different from learning about it in a book or online. Thus, dissections are a vital part of the my curriculum. This dissection helps students see and understand differences in the animal Classes as part of a comparative survey. It also helps them understand how organisms are adapted to aquatic life and they develop a sense of the changes necessary for life on land to develop. I am requesting a set of 250 preserved perch to use in this comparative dissection lab activity. Students will be able to work in small groups to complete the dissection and thus, the set I am requesting will reach all of my school's 7th graders.

Our students can be very sheltered.

Meat of course comes from the grocery store right?? Dissection is vital not only for the budding doctors, but all students. Comparative studies help us understand ourselves better. Most students will never see the interior workings of a human but through dissection they can create a viable mental picture of their own anatomy.

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Mr. Locke
Grades 6-8

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Perch, Preserved, Plain, Pail, 7-9 in • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.95 250 $487.50

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