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Ms. Davis from Albany GA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Results Are In.... You Are NOT the Father!!!

My students need transilluminators that allow them to recreate real world experiences and analyze DNA fingerprints of crime scenes and cases of paternity.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students don't let their circumstances determine their destiny and it's so great to see their perseverance. They students are so AWESOME. I work in a school in which the majority of students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds. They are respectful, loving, but sometimes misunderstood. It takes the right educators to connect with them to open up. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences they will remember the rest of their lives. Just like other kids from privileged upbringings, my students like positive attention and like to know that someone cares about them. As educators we wear many hats. Sometimes we play the role of mom, counselor, judge, nurse, and so on. We take care of them as if they were our own.

My Project

We currently have gel electrophoresis machines to track DNA fingerprints but we don't have the UV transilluminators to analyze the results. My kids ask me all the time why we can't do a lot of hands of labs like in science classes they see on television. Unfortunately, the reality is that we don't have the resources to do some of the things our state standards asks of us. So, we are limited to pencil/paper labs. Science is about DOING. We learn by doing. I want to give them that exposure so they can the stamina to measure up to other students in their cohort across the state. We try to cater to different learning style but not having the resources to do so leaves out the kinesthetic learners. Shouldn't we accommodate them too?

Ms. Davis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vernier White Light Transilluminator • Sargent-Welch $119.09 3 $357.27

Materials cost

$357.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.64

Total project goal

$490.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.92

3 Donors

-$490.92

Donations toward project cost

-$417.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.64

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$0.00

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