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Mrs. Griggs
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Time for a Heart to Heart

My students need six dissecting kits and sheep hearts to dissect as they learn about their own cardiovascular system.

My Students

Do you remember your first dissection? I do, why not help our students learn about themselves while leaving them with an unforgettable experience.

My students are 7th graders, just learning stepping into puberty.

As childhood obesity rates increase it is more important than ever that students know and understand how diet and nutrition affects their cardiovascular, while at the same time leaving a lasting memory and appreciation for science. They are at an age were their habits and decisions can have long term effects. We live in a military town where it is normal for students to have traveled to several different countries and have at least one parent oversees. They are in the midst of finding themselves while at the same time loosing themselves to the cares of this world, family, survival, peer pressure, stress.

My Project

I am asking that you help provide materials that would allow my students to experience their first dissection (mammalian heart) as well as learn about how their own bodies work. Students will work in groups of 4-5 students to complete a lab activity that involves dissecting a sheep heart. We need six dissecting kits and 20 sheep's hearts to dissect as they learn about their own cardiovascular system. Most teachers, those who dissect, use a frog just so that students have some sort of experience, but my goal is to not only quench their thirst for science, but teach them that they need to love and take care of themselves, for obvious reasons.

So, how will your donation make a difference, we can help inspire a child's love for science and hopefully help them make wise decisions concerning their own help and wellness.

Your donation will have a lasting effect.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Perfect Solution(tm) Sheep Heart, Plain, 1 Per Bag • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.70 20 $114.00
Student Dissecting Set I • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.54 6 $63.24
Laboratory Coat, Mans Large (44-46) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.18 1 $24.18

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This project will reach 90 students.

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