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Mrs. Bernier from Smithfield NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Studying Germs in High School Biology

My students need materials to help them study bacterial spread including agar plates, Glo Germ powder, and a UV light.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is important to me that students learn biology, not as an isolated set of facts, but as something that can inform, and improve, their everyday lives.

My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but all have in common a desire to excel.

Instead of attending their local high school with their friends, they have applied, and been accepted, to a program that allows them to dual enroll in high school and college classes. They come in knowing that they will work significantly harder than their peers at other schools, but leave significantly more prepared for their adult lives.

My Project

The materials requested will support my students in learning about cells. Beyond simply memorizing cell parts and making microscope slides, they will study the transmission of bacteria by swabbing locations of their choice throughout the school and culturing the bacteria they collect. They will also participate in a germ transmission simulation that uses Glo Germ to show how germs can pass by something as simple as a handshake.

Thanks to your donation, students will be able to learn about cells in a way that applies to their everyday lives, especially during cold and flu season!

They will also have learned lab techniques and used materials that most of their peers will not encounter until college. And, they will get to see science as fun, active, and hands-on.

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Mrs. Bernier
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
UV Lamp, 21 LED Bulbs • Carolina Biological Supply Company $55.57 1 $55.57
Glo Brush • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.77 1 $53.77
Nutrient Agar, Prepared Media Plates 100 x 15 mm, Pack 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.85 2 $37.70
Sterile-Collection Swab with Tip Protector, Pack of 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.25 1 $33.25
Parafilm, 2 in x 250 ft • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.60 1 $25.60

Materials cost

$205.89

Vendor shipping charges

$20.59

State sales tax

$16.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.64

Total project goal

$324.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$324.27

7 Donors

-$236.04

Donations toward project cost

-$211.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.16

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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