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Mr. Gray from Springdale AR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vertebrate Dissection 2015

My students need rats to dissect, dissection guides, and dissection equipment.

  • $624 goal

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My Students

At the end of each year, I ask students to rank activities and experiences from our year, that were the most educational, meaningful, and memorable. Without rival, the activity they name first are our dissections. The ability to share a dissection experience will greatly help my students learn.

Our school is an extremely diverse school, full of Hispanic, Marshall Islanders, and other cultures.

Our school is also a Title I school, with a high percentage of families living in poverty, while qualifying for free or reduced meals. Any learning opportunities that extend the classroom, are highly valued and appreciated by these students. This project would allow a rare chance for these students to perform a vertebrate dissection.

My Project

The vertebrate dissection is the culminating activity of a study of the human body systems. After students have studied each of the major human systems, made a book to record their personal learning, and studied the dissection in detail, they will work in teams to dissect the vertebrate, log their dissection, complete a report, take and share pictures, and produce a product of learning to share with fellow students.

Many of our students have an interest in the medical field.

They have a natural interest in how the human body works, and would like to pursue a medical career through the Medical Academy, at our local high school. The opportunity to introduce biology, by performing a high level dissection, triggers their fascination even further, and gives them a realized hope, that they can and will continue their track toward helping others.

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Mr. Gray
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rats 79 Plain Injection • Nasco $7.65 42 $321.30
Student Rat Dissection Guides • Nasco $25.93 1 $25.93
University Level Anatomy Dissecting Kit • Nasco $23.38 1 $23.38
An Illustrated Dissection Guide to the Rat • Nasco $8.20 1 $8.20
Sterile Disposable Scalpel with No. 21 Blade for Gross Dissection • Nasco $14.15 1 $14.15
Dissecting Pins • Nasco $8.46 1 $8.46
Bone Cutting Shears 5 Box Locked • Nasco $8.12 1 $8.12
BioCam The Concise Rat Dissection Chart • Nasco $7.95 1 $7.95

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